ASUU grants FG a fresh condition.
In the midst of the continuing strike, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has issued a new demand to the Federal Government.
Insisting that unfinished academic sessions should be disregarded in the absence of the action, ASUU stressed that the Federal Government would be required to pay the professors’ salary backlog.
Despite the fact that public institutions have been closed since February of this year, according to ASUU President Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, professors should still be paid because they are required to teach in order to make up for the lost time.
Following the Federal Government’s persistence on not paying the teachers’ wages due to the industrial action, Osodeke was speaking during an interview on Channels Television’s breakfast program, Sunrise Daily.
If we concur on that, he said, “then the lectures we ought to have given [to students] for the 2020–2021 and 202–202 [sessions] should be allowed to go so we start a new session, 2022–2023, in September.
“Like a result, by July of next year, I would take my leave, just as we did back then, to clear the backlog. All of the remaining lectures and the two sets of admissions that are still pending from JAMB should be rendered irrelevant.As
According to Osodeke, you are not required to complete the backlog of work during the times that “other unions go on strike and then return, all those periods for which you are on strike.”
But for ASUU, we’ll begin with the 2020–2021 session when we return today. We must instruct these two groups of students who have been accepted by JAMB throughout these times in order to adhere to the procedure.
“As a result, we’re going to finish the tasks we have in the backlog. We won’t start today by declaring that because this session is 2022–2023, all two sets of applicants who have been accepted by JAMB are canceled. Another admission is required for the 2023–2024 term.