reopening of universities
Webinfo Oct 3, 2020 4:44 AM
ASUU declares their stand as FG announce the reopening of universities
Before the lockdown, ASUU had been on strike for over three weeks. So, will closure of schools continue? The answer lies in the hands of Government meeting the needs of ASUU but this time it should be treated to the roots.
ASUU is making demands for two things: safe learning environment for students and 2009 subvention. This time should we be looking back to 2013 when
The Minister of Labour and Employment , Dr Chris Ngige, says the Academic Staff Union of Universities would soon suspend its strike .
The federal government has announced that all tertiary institution ( federal, state, private and college of education) should reopen for academic activities across the nation on 12 of October 2020.
NUC directed Vice Chancellors to ensure that resumption plans are in sync with Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) guidelines.
The memo was signed by Chris Maiyaki, a Director in NUC Executive Secretary’s office.
NUC told universities to expect visits for inspection of staff officers, lecture theatres, laboratories, libraries, accommodation, healthcare facilities, among others.
“Universities must under no circumstances, violate the full cycle of the semester system, consistent with the NUC approved Benchmark Minimum Academic Standards (BMAS),” the letter warned.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU has declared that its ongoing strike will continue despite the reopening of all schools by the Federal Government.
The National President of ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi disclosed this on Friday.
“We started industrial action before the outbreak of Coronavirus disease in the country,” Ogunyemi said according to Vanguard.
He said that all the issues the union raised with the Federal Government are yet to be addressed.
“The government is free to open their schools, just like our members are also entitled to their dues,” the President said.
He went on to explain to ASUU members are being owed between three to six months of their salaries.
Ogunyemi described the Buhari administration introduced Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System, IPPIS, as a colossal failure, adding that the government has not taken any step to revitalising the education sector in the country, among other issues.