Our Demands Must be Met Before Reopening Varsities– ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of the Universities ASUU says it will not support reopening of Universities until the Federal Government honours the agreement its had with the Union.

The Union also asked the Federal Government to negotiate the 2009 agreement signed by both parties before announcing reopening of universities after the Corona Virus pandemic.

The National President of ASUU Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi stated this while speaking at a town meeting at the African Hall, the University of Ilorin.

Prof. Ogunyemi explained that the Union will not reveal what will be the next agenda and strategy if the Federal Government continues to ignore the agreement reached with the Union.

“ I think it is better we wait . When we get to that bridge , we will cross it . I can’ t open our strategy here; whatever you do is about strategy ; let the government refuse to negotiate , we will unfold our strategy then.

“ There is a deliberate attempt to kill university education in the country . Some universities use stoves in their laboratories instead of burners and buckets to fetch water to perform experiments; it ’ s as bad as that.

“ Check the social media ; you will see them celebrating their children graduating from foreign universities . This is why they are not willing to fund public universities.

We had in March went on strike because of the government ’ s insensitivity to university education. Some of our demands includes funding of university education, which the government had reneged on in the last 10 years.” The ASUU president said .

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