Good afternoon and welcome to ASUU latest news updates on the ongoing strike across Nigeria.
Below is the latest you need to read:
1. ASUU divided over Fed Govt’s offer to end strike
Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) branches are divided over whether to accept the Federal Government’s offer and call off their eight-month-old strike.
The union will harmonise the positions of zones and branches at a meeting in Abuja today.
With some branches insisting that the government must meet all the demands before the strike is called off, the union may put the decision to a vote. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL DETAILS..
2. ASUU, when cometh the next strike or paradigm shift?
In that period of 6 months plus that it took them to research and deliver the vaccine with 95% effectiveness, ASUU has been on another ‘total and comprehensive’ but paralysing strike. You wonder for how long and how many more times?
Records show that ASUU has been on strike for more than 4 years and 7 months cumulatively over the last 27 years, and if we take into consideration the current strike, it will be five years and counting. ASUU embarked on the current strike on March 9 2020 with a 2 week warning strike preceding this. So, in all by now, ASUU has been on strike for 9-months which is equal to a full university calendar. While experts have put the cost of past strikes conservatively at 1.2 Trillion Naira based on a Businessday newspaper analysis of salaries earned over 4 years by ASUU members while on strikes, the cost is far more enormous and deeper. CLICK HERE FOR MORE..
3. Biodun Ogunyemi: Why We Cannot End ASUU Strike Now
There are indications that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) may not be calling off its eight weeks old strike anytime soon despite offers by the federal government.
The Union has insisted that it will only call off the the 8-month old strike when it sees significant commitment of the federal government towards fulfilling its promise to the union. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL DETAILS..