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ASUU Likely To Declare Indefinite Strike Next Week
There are reports that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is set to likely declare an indefinite strike during its upcoming National Executive Council (NEC) meeting over the inability of the Federal Government to meet its demands.
Unconfirmed reports allege that none of the ASUU branches that have held their congresses voted for the suspension of the industrial action, noting that it is either they voted for another rollover of an indefinite strike.
Parents under the NAPTAN said the six months ASUU strike without an end in sight is having more effect on their families and the children’s future.
Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) went on strike on the 14 of February, to protest poor funding of university education.
The body of university lecturers is among other things demanding the Federal government implement the agreement it had with the body.
Strike Continues, FG Yet To Take Concrete Action – ASUU
Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Abuja branch, has told Nigerians that the ongoing strike will continue because the Federal Government is yet to call the union for discussion.
The ASUU’s branch chairman, Dr Kassim Umaru, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen at the end of its Congress, held at the University’s Mini Campus in Gwagwalada on Tuesday.
Umaru also challenged the Federal Government to reference any of the things done to bring to an end the ongoing strike.
According to him, Congress deliberated on issues around the strike and vehemently pronounced and rejected the offer presented by the Federal Government, adding that the National Executive Council (NEC) would meet at the end of the four weeks ultimatum to take its decision.
Umaru said, “As far as we’re concerned, the federal government hasn’t done anything to our various demands.
Atiku Abubakar stated this at the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Annual General Conference held on Monday at Eko Hotel in Lagos.
Atiku said the Federal government has no money to operate and finance universities, citing the United States and other European countries where universities are either owned by the state governments or private individuals.
The former vice president also stated that university education worked in Nigeria during the regional government era in the country, which he intends to replicate by returning ownership of universities to state governments.
Strike Continues As ASUU Meeting With FG End In Deadlock
the meeting between the federal government and the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), on Tuesday ended without an agreement.
As a result of this, the six-month-old strike embarked on by public university lecturers is set to continue.
The lecturers met with the Professor Nimi Briggs Committee at the National University Commission (NUC) in Abuja with high hopes of resolving the impasse.
ASUU Strike- FG, ASUU To Meet Today, Strike Enters 183-day.
The meeting is coming on the heel of failed negotiations and what ASUU described as insincerity of the Federal government in implementing the resolutions of committees it set up to look into their demands.
Recall that the university lecturers downed their tools on 14 February 2022, Nigerian students have been at home amidst less effort by the Federal government to resolve the strike.
Speaking on Channels Television programme monitored by Wothappen , Professor Emmanuel Osedeke, ASUU National Chairman, disclosed that the body will be meeting with the Federal government today.
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ASUU Strike: Umahi, Keyamo Are Interlopers, FG Must Meet Our Demand- Osodeke
ASUU president, Osodeke said the comment of the duo that the Federal government cannot meet their demand and will not borrow to meet their demand showed they are interlopers.
Professor Osedeke stated that at no time did the Federal government approach the university lecturers’ body with a plea that they cannot meet their demand.
ASUU said that the Federal government did not appoint Governor Umahi to speak on the issue because the government understand that ASUU made its position clear.
ASUU Strike: Vote Out APC In 2023- ASUU Begs Students, Parents
SUU said the ruling APC government of President Muhammadu Buhari does not value the future and education of the Nigerian youths.
ASUU National President, Professor Emmanuel Osedeke, stated that the government of APC has shown that it was not ready to address the demands of the body which is improving the university system.
ASUU went on strike on the 14 of February 2022, demanding that the Federal government should implement the agreement it had with the body in 2009.
ASUU Strike ‘ill Never Happen In My Administration- Atiku Pledges
Atiku stated that he started investing in education for 30 years from nursery to university and understood how it should be run.
Alhaji Atiku Abubakar stated this on Friday while commemorating International Youths Day (IYD) with the youths of the Peoples Democratic Party in Abuja.
Atiku stated that he understands to value and importance of education in a child because he benefited from education even though he had uneducated parents.
He said ” It will never happen under a PDP government or under my administration when I am elected.
“Do you know why I say that? I have been investing in education for the past 30 years. In the nursery, I started Primary, Secondary, and University we have never gone on strike for even one day.
ASUU Strike Can’t Stop Us From Conducting Exam — JAMB
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said the prolonged industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) which has kept their students away from classrooms now for many months cannot stop it from conducting another round of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) when it is due.
The Registrar of JAMB, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, gave this position in Lagos, on Saturday, while monitoring the mop-up exam, specially arranged for candidates whose centres were allegedly involved in malpractice and candidates with biometric issues during the general examination for this year in May.
About 1.7 million candidates sat for the exam nationwide while no fewer than 42, 000 candidates from the number sat the mop-up exam across 10 centres (outside their original centres) in about five states of the federation including Abia, Anambra, Delta, Edo and Lagos.
ASUU Not Only One In Nigeria, We Can’t Close Other Sectors Because They Are Owed- Keyamo
The Federal Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo has stated that the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, should not expect the Federal government to meet its requirement because the government cannot close other sectors.
Recall that the university lecturers union on Monday extended their industrial action which started on February 14 by four weeks after a failed negotiation between the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu and the body.
President Buhari had given the minister a two weeks ultimatum to address the demands of ASUU for students who have been at home for five months to return to school.
ASUU Strike: I’ve Never Seen Weak President Like Buhari- Tanko Yakasai
The former Media Aide to Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, Tanko Yakasai, said the president has lost control of his appointees.
Salihu Tanko Yakasai, who was fired by Abdullahi Ganduje for criticizing President Buhari on insecurity said it was worrisome that after the two weeks ultimatum given to the Minister of Education Mallam Adamu Adamu had expired, the ASUU strike continues without an end in sight.
Describing President Buhari as weak, Tanko Yakasai said the action of the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, without consequence, was shameful and embarrassing.
ASUU Strike Continues As NEC Fails To Suspend Industrial Action
the industrial action by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, will continue as members of the National Executive Council, NEC, of the union did not consider the option of suspending the action at its meeting which ended in the early hours of Monday in Abuja.
Checks by Wothappen showed that the national leadership of the union only briefed the meeting on their interactions and submissions made to the Prof. Nimi Briggs Committee set up the Federal Government to renegotiate the 2009 Agreement with the union.
FG Must Implement First Before We Return To Class- ASUU Insists.
Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has stated that the Federal government must implement its agreement before they return to class.
The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, also stated that ASUU is right in its resilience to save the education sector.
Chairman of ASUU, University of Calabar Chapter, John Edoh said” it was inexplicable that the entire tertiary education system was shut down from Feb. 14 till today July 26 and the government has done nothing.”
John Edo who stated this in Calabar at the NLC solidarity protest said ASUU has several agreements and memoranda with the government which has not been implemented.
Edoh said, “This time is a time of implementation, the Federal Government must implement first before we return to the classrooms.”
Peter Obi Backs ASUU, Buhari Should Take Over The Negotiation Not Minister
The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has said he stands with the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU in their ongoing strike, stating that Buhari should take over the negotiation to ensure it is resolved.
ASUU Strike: Why Lecturers Must Call Off Strike – FG
Federal Government has urged the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, to call off its six-month-old strike.
Wothappen reports that Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education urged ASUU to call off the strike and embrace dialogue.
Speaking at the 2022 police meeting on admissions to tertiary institutions in Nigeria held in Abuja, the minister said the strike should be called off in the interest of students.
According to Adamu, embracing dialogue is the only solution to the impasse.
He said: “I urge the leadership of tertiary institutions to partner with the Federal Government in its frantic efforts at restoring industrial harmony in tertiary institutions in Nigeria. It is clear that a stable academic calendar is required for quality education and development in Nigeria.
“I also seize this opportunity to appeal to the trade unions in the tertiary education sub-sector to, in the interest of the future of Nigeria, call off the perennial strike and embrace genuine dialogue as a solution to our problems.”
ASUU Strike: Two Weeks Is Too Long To End Strike, Just Sign- ASUU To Buhari
Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has replied Buhari on the two weeks given to Education Minister Adamu Adamu to end the strike that has lasted six months, stating that what the President should do is sign the agreement with ASUU.
ASUU President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, made the statement on Tuesday in reaction to President Buhari’s directive on Tuesday to Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, to within two weeks make sure that university lecturers return to school.
Also, Senator Shehu Sani has faulted the directive of President Buhari to ASUU, stating that Buhari’s directive should have been given to the Finance Minister to pay the university lecturers’ body the money it is demanding.
ASUU Declares Continuation of Strike, Disowns Breakaway Faction
Hopes of undergraduates returning to the classroom anytime soon have again been dashed as the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has ruled out any possibility of suspending its six months old strike.
Addressing journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, ASUU President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, accused the Ministry of Labour and Employment, chaired by Chris Ngige as “Conciliator” for continuously creating more chaos in the resolution process.
ASUU had on February 14 embarked on a strike to press home its demand, including the government’s investment in the nation’s university infrastructure, and payment of members’ salaries through the recommended University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS), among several others.
At the end of the 30 days, the federal government failed to arrest the situation, which gave ASUU the impetus to roll-over the strike on March 14. More recently, the union declared another 12 weeks’ strike, thereby keeping the students perpetually at home.
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, to resolve the prolonged industrial action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and other university-based unions.
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, to resolve the prolonged industrial action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and other university-based unions.
ASUU Strike: Enough Is Enough, Call Off Now – Buhari Begs Lecturers
President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, to reconsider their stand on the lingering strike.
Buhari said “enough is enough”, hence ASUU should consider the long-term effect on students and the generational consequences on families, the educational system and the future development of the country.
He spoke while receiving governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC), legislators and political leaders at his residence in Daura, Katsina State, on Monday.
The president lamented that the strike was already taking a toll on the psychology of parents, students and other stakeholders, throwing up many moral issues that already beg for attention.
Otedola Endorsed Tinubu Because ASUU Strike Can’t Affect DJ Cuppy – Yusuf
Wothappen reports that since Femi Otedola endorsed Bola Ahmed Tinubu, most netizens who have been singing his praises are alleging the billionaire benefits from Nigeria that has not been working.
A tweep, FS Yusuf, @FS_Yusuf_, stated, “DJ Cuppy is in Oxford University, you are in Yaba Tech. ASUU strike can never affect her but ASUU strike can halt your destiny. Otedola has the right to endorse a candidate and u have the right to reject it. Think twice. Suffer no be life.”
ASUU Disagrees With Labour Minister, Chris Ngige, Denies Receiving Invitation For A Meeting
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has maintained that they have not received any official invitation from the Federal Government for the earlier announced meeting with the government team aimed at resolving the areas of disagreements and calling off the strike.
ASUU To Call Off Strike Next Week – Education Minister.
Minister of Educati on, Prof. Adamu Adamu, has stated that the ongoing industrial action embarked upon by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will be called off within the next one week.
ASUU Strike Update: Negotiation Committee Waiting For FG To Suspend Strike
Academic Staff Union of Universities and the Joint Action Committee of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and allied institutions have both said they have yet to receive any message after discussing the 2009 agreements with the Federal Government renegotiation committee.
ASUU Gives Positive Update, Says Talks With FG Progressing Smoothly
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has revealed that the renegotiation of the 2009 ASUU-Federal Government agreement which has been a major bone of contention in its dispute with the government is progressing smoothly and has reached an advanced stage.
The lecturers union said that the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS), which the government has refused to accept, has been tested for the third time by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and would start testing the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Informati on System (IPPIS) by next week.
This disclosure is part of the statement issued by the ASUU President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, and can be seen on the union’s website.
ASUU Issue Not As Simple As It Seems – Lai Mohammed
Federal Government has given indications that the lingering tussle between it and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is complex.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said this on Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said that in spite of the complexities, a lot is being done behind the scene to resolve the issues.
The minister argued that the Federal Government is concerned about the protracted issues with the lecturers and will continue to work to find an early resolution to the problem.
FG Continues Talks With ASUU As Strike Enters Fourth Month
Federal Government has continued its negotiations with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) as the strike by the lecturers enters its fourth month.
A meeting between the striking lecturers and the Professor Nimi Briggs Committee, however, ended without a concrete agreement as members planned to reconvene within 24 hours to consider a draft agreement.
ASUU Strike Update: FG-ASUU Meeting Holds Today.
Federal Government will today meet with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) while the Joint Action Committee of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and allied institutions would have their meeting on Friday with the FG.
The meetings, Wothappen understands, are geared towards resolving the ongoing strike by the various unions.
ASUU Strike Update: FG Team Fails To Meet Deadline To Resolve Issue.
Prof. Nimi Briggs-led committee set up the Federal Government to renegotiate the 2009 Agreement signed by the government with the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, and put an end to the ongoing industrial action by the union has failed to meet the three-month time frame given it by the FG to conclude its assignment.
The committee, which was inaugurated by the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, on March 7 this year, was given three months to conclude its assignment.
It was gathered that Adamu gave the committee the go-ahead to continue its negotiation with the union since there seemed to be some progress even though nothing concrete was agreed to within the time limit
Therefore, the committee is expected to continue the negotiation with the union later this week after the public holiday.
Strike: ASUU Reveals that UTAS is Undergoing Fresh Test
the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) is undergoing another round of tests by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).
The President of ASUU, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke gave the update on a Human Right Radio in Abuja yesterday, clarifying several issues surrounding the ongoing strike and why the strike has lingered.
This is the third test being carried out on the UTAS accounting software by the government agency.
Osodeke said UTAS passed over 90 per cent in the first and second tests carried out on it, but that NITDA concluded that the payment platform failed some tests.
It ‘ill Take Nigerian Professor 100yrs To Buy APC, PDP Presidential Form – ASUU
ASUU Chairman at the University of Ibadan, Professor Ayoola Akinwole, who stated this in his June 12 statement said the high price of the presidential forms of the two major political parties is a strategy adopted by politicians to ensure looting continues in the country.
Professor Ayoola said no Nigerian professor can be able to purchase the presidential form of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, or the opposition Peoples Democratic party, PDP, without saving for 40 years to 100 years.
Professor Ayoola said it was time Nigerians and youth took over the affairs of the country from the corrupt politicians who have no plan for the country.
ASUU Disassociates Itself From An Intervention Fund, Rejects N50m Donation
ASUU has disassociated itself from an Intervention Fund while rejecting an N50m donation.
Wothappen reports that the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has rejected the sum of N50 million that was donated as part of an intervention fund.
Ahmed Isah popularly called the “ordinary President ” of the berekete family radio station invited the union’s president, prof. Emmanuel Osodeke and his team on Saturday, June 11, to the radio program where the intervention fund idea was formally presented.
In his effort to make the union buy into the intervention fund idea, he disclosed that the Akwa Ibom state governor, Udom Emmanuel has donated N50 million to the course.
After presenting the money, ASUU’s president who wasn’t pleased with the development said the union shouldn’t be associated with such.
Angered by the union’s response, Ahmed fired back at ASUU and threatened to stop the intervention. Listeners who called in during the show described ASUU’s response as rude and insensitive.
This comes after the radio host had on June 1st, called on well-meaning Nigerians and presidential aspirants in the forthcoming general elections to contribute the same amount they had used in purchasing their nomination forms in view of settling ASUU’s demands and ending the strike.
Ahmed had also revealed that he has contributed N10 million of his personal money to the course.
ASUU Strike News Update Today
This page will provide ASUU Strike update on a regular basis. We hope to cover so many news and talking points about the ongoing ASUU strike. The Academic Staff Union of Universities has further declared another one month of strike since the outcome of the last meeting with the Federal Government did not end well.
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From credible news sources, ASUU is willing to suspend the strike as long as the Federal Government begins to fulfil their demands. However, ASUU news for today June 2022, has it that ASUU Strike has not yet been called off.
When Will ASUU Call Off Strike
Date when ASUU will call off strike is on July 2022. The current extension of the strike means that the next time they will enter meeting with FG will be next month.
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ASUU Latest News Today
In Latest news about ASUU Strike today, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has decided to continue with the strike until the come to an agreement with the Federal Government.
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