Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Tuesday stated it has resolved to proceed with its ongoing strike to make sure authorities reveal extra dedication to the schooling sector in addition to enhancing the welfare of staff.
According to the union, getting revitalization fund and unpaid earned educational allowances, guaranteeing authorities units up and conduct visitation to universities, addressing the proliferation of state universities and problems with governance in them in addition to the conclusion of the renegotiation of 2009 ASUU-FGN settlement have to be resolved if the strike has to be known as off.
ASUU President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, made the disclosures in a ‘Strike Bulletin 9’ he signed, which was additionally made accessible to newsmen by the chairman, University of Ibadan Chapter, Professor Ayo Akinwole.
The ongoing ASUU strike is in its 13th week.
Ogunyemi famous the speedy completion of the renegotiation of 2009 ASUU-FGN Agreement will begin new situations of service, enhanced salaries for teachers and improved infrastructure for Nigerian public varsities, warning that “efforts by brokers of the federal government to derail the strike-via deflection of IPPIS contraption and denial of salaries have failed as a result of the Union was preventing a simple trigger.”
The ASUU chief pressured members have remained resolute to get a greater working atmosphere and situations of service regardless of unpaid salaries of 1000’s of teachers by the Federal Government and fee of distorted and amputated salaries to 1000’s of ASUU members.
According to him, the 11-year- previous present “slave-like wage construction” which was agreed in 2009 began in 2006 earlier than it was concluded.
While assuring members that points surrounding the fee of distorted or withheld salaries can be resolved, he maintained that the present strike was to make sure that Nigerian kids attend one of the best public varsity schoolings and have one of the best of amenities and infrastructure that may compete globally.
Ogunyemi additional lashed out at governments for adopting what it knew as herd-immunity method to the battle towards Covid-19 pandemic simply because it appealed to ASUU members to “intensify group data, schooling, communication to assist and promote the rules, in addition, to deepening analysis and innovation actions locally transmission part of Covid-19”.