ACADEMIC STAFF UNION OF UNIVERSITY (ASUU) STRIKE UPDATE
On Monday, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) tweeted that negotiations are ongoing between the union and the federal government, which negotiations are targeted toward bringing the strike to an end and sending undergraduates back to school.
This tweet has earned so many reactions from youths and most likely, undergraduates who decry the unfortunate reality of being out of school for what started from weeks and have run into months of being forced out of school. A number have expressed how their counterparts in private universities have completed their studies, while there is no hope for undergraduates in public universities.
For ASUU President Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, “there was nothing worth celebrating as Nigeria marked Democracy”. It is indeed saddening that despite the tweet which serves as an assurance from the union to students to keep faith alive, the youths are pessimistic about the outcome of any meeting that has been or is being held for their interest.
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Along the line, we see reactors using that opportunity to project presidential aspirants of their choice who they believe will put an end to the ASUU- Federal Government saga.
There are also reactions which express that ASUU on its hand needs to review the demands made on the cover that as that could soften the ground for a speedy negotiation with the government.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities embarked on a warning strike, which eventually graduated to an indefinite strike for reasons connected to federal government funding of public universities and an agreement signed by the federal government in 2009.
While we expect positive news in ASUU’s next update, students are encouraged to keep faith alive and keep doing their best at becoming more responsible citizens of their e Federal Republic of Nigeria.