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ASUU now has no justification for strike action — FG

ASUU now has no justification for strike action — FG

Minister faults implementation process, FG launches national policy on gender in education, Teachers to enjoy enhanced salary structure from January 2022, says minister, FG endorses Teachers Reality, FG appeals to ASUP, We ve met all demands, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, modify Nigeria’s education system, out-of-school children menace, proliferation of skills training institutions, FG appeals to SSANIP, ASUP nationwide strike, Minister lecturers farming, ASUU chides Minister, state governments, nabteb,lecture theatre, sokoto school enrollment

Minister of State for Education, Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba

 

The Federal Government has said that members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have no justification for embarking on another round of strike action as it has responded to all the demands of the lecturers within the limit of resources available.

 

Government has also told the lecturers to think out of the box and to look beyond incessant strike actions in resolving the issues affecting university education in Nigeria.

 

Director, Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Education, Mr Ben Bem Goong, spoke to Tribune Online in Abuja while reacting to comments credited to the National President of ASUU, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke that the N30bn Revitalisation Fund and N22.5bn Earned Academic Allowance to the tune of N52.5bn released by the Federal Government was not enough to deal with the challenges facing the university system.

 

Osedeke was quoted to have said that there was a possibility that the union would still go on strike, unless the government addressed its demands, including the 2009 agreement.

 

He urged the Federal Government to address the issues concerning the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, which the union rejected and asked to be replaced with the University Transparency, Accountability Solution. He also said renegotiation and resuscitation of universities had not been addressed.

 

While Minister of State for Education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba said there was no justification for another strike by ASUU, arguing that the Federal Government had addressed the issues raised by the union, Ben Goong, the spokesperson of the Ministry said strike was unnecessary as it has done more harm than good to the University system.

 

He noted that a full academic calendar was lost to the last nine-month industrial action by ASUU, which most universities are struggling on how to remedy.

 

He said: “I think every Nigerian except ASUU has agreed that we should look at other options of dealing with the issues the Union has raised over the decades. We have lost full academic session to strike; every university has lost that. ASUU itself should think outside the box. If you are doing the same thing every year and it’s not giving you expected result, you should think of doing it differently.

 

“For 20 years, 2 decades we are inundated with strikes, so, it is my considered opinion that ASUU should look beyond strike,” he said.

 

He lamented that ASUU has been using the earned allowance, he simply described as overtime allowance to derail the university system with frequent strike action.

 

He said earned allowances as demanded by ASUU, is simplify overtime allowance that had been stopped in the regular civil service. “It is actually overtime allowance because the lecturers are saying we have worked some extra loads other than our normal schedules. Yes, in the regular civil service, we have stopped overtime allowances but in the academics earned allowance it is still a topical issue.

 

“But if you ask me, ASUU is perpetrating the issue of earned allowance to continue to derail the education sector, especially at the University level. The truth is that extant rules in academics dictate that Universities should employ the best of their hands in every department every session. Every department retains that student that made First Class and if you continue to go with that over time or in no time at all, you would have taken out the issue of one lecturer working in so many institutions and saying, I have done overtime.

 

“Regular lecturers would have been available but the universities have deliberately refused to implement that, retaining the best of their brains in every department aimed at ensuring that they have sufficient manpower,” he said.

 

Speaking in the same vein, a Professor of Education and former Vice-Chancellor of a Federal University, who asked not to be named because his immediate university community would not be happy with the comments, since he is still lecturing in the system, said ASUU has failed to look inwards at what is happening within the university system but chose to confront government on issues that could be tackled effectively within various institutions.

 

He said: “The University in Nigeria is like a basket that no matter how you fill water, the water will keep going away. What do I mean by that? The way Universities recruit staff is always far above their capacity. If you check the staff/students ratio in the Nigeria University system compared to foreign universities that they normally want to compare us with, the fact is that the number of staff that are recruited both academic and non-academic are far in excess of the need.

 

“I’m talking about staff generally because anytime ASUU goes on strike, other staff unions threaten or go on strike demanding for almost the same things, it’s like a circle. When you recruit these people without thinking about the quality and who pays their salaries, only one source, the Federal Government.

 

“So, the Federal Government must come out with a policy on these people should be recruiting because that is one of the greatest challenge in the system. For instance, when the government budgets certain amount for payment of salaries, by next year they have recruited over 10,000 staff and this will definitely affect the budget,” the source said.

 

He pointed out that this irregular recruitment of staff was responsible for shortfall in payment of salaries, an indication as to why ASUU has insisted that IPPIS was not suitable for University system where staff could be hired at will because of its peculiarities.

 

The source said Federal Universities were particularly guilty about the issue of irregular recruitment across the country, adding that in some cases some of the staff do not even have place to sit in the offices and they all add to the Federal Government wage bill.

 

He insisted that government should get it right from the point of recruitment, how many staff is needed in the system, for instance, in Deans office, how many staff will be there, Head of Department, how many staff will be there, then the laboratories, libraries and so on, saying are some of things ASUU should ensure that are streamlined if they think about the quality outcome of the system.

 

The leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and other stakeholders have also asked both the Federal Government and ASUU to find a way of resolving their differences amicably as “employer-employee relationship not as cats and dogs” in the interest of education for the children of less-privileged in the country.

 

Vice-President of NANS (Special Duties), Comrade Odiahi Thomas Ikhine, told Nigerian Tribune that anytime the lecturers go on strike, it was the students that bear the brunt, saying it was high time that strike is eliminated from the university system in Nigeria in view of the monumental havoc to the system.

 

He appreciated the struggle of ASUU for emplacement of a better university system in Nigeria but insisted that was no longer the best option.

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      ASUU now has no justification for strike action — FG

      Minister faults implementation process, FG launches national policy on gender in education, Teachers to enjoy enhanced salary structure from January 2022, says minister, FG endorses Teachers Reality, FG appeals to ASUP, We ve met all demands, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, modify Nigeria’s education system, out-of-school children menace, proliferation of skills training institutions, FG appeals to SSANIP, ASUP nationwide strike, Minister lecturers farming, ASUU chides Minister, state governments, nabteb,lecture theatre, sokoto school enrollment

      Minister of State for Education, Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba

      The Federal Government has said that members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have no justification for embarking on another round of strike action as it has responded to all the demands of the lecturers within the limit of resources available.

      Government has also told the lecturers to think out of the box and to look beyond incessant strike actions in resolving the issues affecting university education in Nigeria.

      Director, Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Education, Mr Ben Bem Goong, spoke to Tribune Online in Abuja while reacting to comments credited to the National President of ASUU, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke that the N30bn Revitalisation Fund and N22.5bn Earned Academic Allowance to the tune of N52.5bn released by the Federal Government was not enough to deal with the challenges facing the university system.

      Osedeke was quoted to have said that there was a possibility that the union would still go on strike, unless the government addressed its demands, including the 2009 agreement.

      He urged the Federal Government to address the issues concerning the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, which the union rejected and asked to be replaced with the University Transparency, Accountability Solution. He also said renegotiation and resuscitation of universities had not been addressed.

      While Minister of State for Education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba said there was no justification for another strike by ASUU, arguing that the Federal Government had addressed the issues raised by the union, Ben Goong, the spokesperson of the Ministry said strike was unnecessary as it has done more harm than good to the University system.

      He noted that a full academic calendar was lost to the last nine-month industrial action by ASUU, which most universities are struggling on how to remedy.

      He said: “I think every Nigerian except ASUU has agreed that we should look at other options of dealing with the issues the Union has raised over the decades. We have lost full academic session to strike; every university has lost that. ASUU itself should think outside the box. If you are doing the same thing every year and it’s not giving you expected result, you should think of doing it differently.

      “For 20 years, 2 decades we are inundated with strikes, so, it is my considered opinion that ASUU should look beyond strike,” he said.

      He lamented that ASUU has been using the earned allowance, he simply described as overtime allowance to derail the university system with frequent strike action.

      He said earned allowances as demanded by ASUU, is simplify overtime allowance that had been stopped in the regular civil service. “It is actually overtime allowance because the lecturers are saying we have worked some extra loads other than our normal schedules. Yes, in the regular civil service, we have stopped overtime allowances but in the academics earned allowance it is still a topical issue.

      “But if you ask me, ASUU is perpetrating the issue of earned allowance to continue to derail the education sector, especially at the University level. The truth is that extant rules in academics dictate that Universities should employ the best of their hands in every department every session. Every department retains that student that made First Class and if you continue to go with that over time or in no time at all, you would have taken out the issue of one lecturer working in so many institutions and saying, I have done overtime.

      “Regular lecturers would have been available but the universities have deliberately refused to implement that, retaining the best of their brains in every department aimed at ensuring that they have sufficient manpower,” he said.

      Speaking in the same vein, a Professor of Education and former Vice-Chancellor of a Federal University, who asked not to be named because his immediate university community would not be happy with the comments, since he is still lecturing in the system, said ASUU has failed to look inwards at what is happening within the university system but chose to confront government on issues that could be tackled effectively within various institutions.

      He said: “The University in Nigeria is like a basket that no matter how you fill water, the water will keep going away. What do I mean by that? The way Universities recruit staff is always far above their capacity. If you check the staff/students ratio in the Nigeria University system compared to foreign universities that they normally want to compare us with, the fact is that the number of staff that are recruited both academic and non-academic are far in excess of the need.

      “I’m talking about staff generally because anytime ASUU goes on strike, other staff unions threaten or go on strike demanding for almost the same things, it’s like a circle. When you recruit these people without thinking about the quality and who pays their salaries, only one source, the Federal Government.

      “So, the Federal Government must come out with a policy on these people should be recruiting because that is one of the greatest challenge in the system. For instance, when the government budgets certain amount for payment of salaries, by next year they have recruited over 10,000 staff and this will definitely affect the budget,” the source said.

      He pointed out that this irregular recruitment of staff was responsible for shortfall in payment of salaries, an indication as to why ASUU has insisted that IPPIS was not suitable for University system where staff could be hired at will because of its peculiarities.

      The source said Federal Universities were particularly guilty about the issue of irregular recruitment across the country, adding that in some cases some of the staff do not even have place to sit in the offices and they all add to the Federal Government wage bill.

      He insisted that government should get it right from the point of recruitment, how many staff is needed in the system, for instance, in Deans office, how many staff will be there, Head of Department, how many staff will be there, then the laboratories, libraries and so on, saying are some of things ASUU should ensure that are streamlined if they think about the quality outcome of the system.

      The leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and other stakeholders have also asked both the Federal Government and ASUU to find a way of resolving their differences amicably as “employer-employee relationship not as cats and dogs” in the interest of education for the children of less-privileged in the country.

      Vice-President of NANS (Special Duties), Comrade Odiahi Thomas Ikhine, told Nigerian Tribune that anytime the lecturers go on strike, it was the students that bear the brunt, saying it was high time that strike is eliminated from the university system in Nigeria in view of the monumental havoc to the system.

      He appreciated the struggle of ASUU for emplacement of a better university system in Nigeria but insisted that was no longer the best option.

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      Minister of State for Education, Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba
      The Federal Government has said that members of the Academic
      Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have no justification for
      embarking on another round of strike action as it has responded to
      all the demands of the lecturers within the limit of resources
      available.
      Government has also told the lecturers to think out of the box and
      to look beyond incessant strike actions in resolving the issues
      affecting university education in Nigeria.
      Director, Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Education,
      Mr Ben Bem Goong, spoke to Tribune Online in Abuja while reacting
      to comments credited to the National President of ASUU, Professor
      Emmanuel Osodeke that the N30bn Revitalisation Fund and N22.5bn
      Earned Academic Allowance to the tune of N52.5bn released by the
      Federal Government was not enough to deal with the challenges
      facing the university system.
      Osedeke was quoted to have said that there was a possibility that
      the union would still go on strike, unless the government addressed
      its demands, including the 2009 agreement.
      He urged the Federal Government to address the issues concerning
      the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, which the
      union rejected and asked to be replaced with the University
      Transparency, Accountability Solution. He also said renegotiation
      and resuscitation of universities had not been addressed.
      While Minister of State for Education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba
      said there was no justification for another strike by ASUU, arguing
      that the Federal Government had addressed the issues raised by
      the union, Ben Goong, the spokesperson of the Ministry said strike
      was unnecessary as it has done more harm than good to the
      University system.
      He noted that a full academic calendar was lost to the last nine-
      month industrial action by ASUU, which most universities are
      struggling on how to remedy.
      He said: “I think every Nigerian except ASUU has agreed that we
      should look at other options of dealing with the issues the Union has
      raised over the decades. We have lost full academic session to
      strike; every university has lost that. ASUU itself should think
      outside the box. If you are doing the same thing every year and it’s
      not giving you expected result, you should think of doing it
      differently.
      “For 20 years, 2 decades we are inundated with strikes, so, it is my
      considered opinion that ASUU should look beyond strike,” he said.
      He lamented that ASUU has been using the earned allowance, he
      simply described as overtime allowance to derail the university
      system with frequent strike action.
      He said earned allowances as demanded by ASUU, is simplify
      overtime allowance that had been stopped in the regular civil
      service. “It is actually overtime allowance because the lecturers are
      saying we have worked some extra loads other than our normal
      schedules. Yes, in the regular civil service, we have stopped overtime
      allowances but in the academics earned allowance it is still a topical
      issue.
      “But if you ask me, ASUU is perpetrating the issue of earned
      allowance to continue to derail the education sector, especially at
      the University level. The truth is that extant rules in academics
      dictate that Universities should employ the best of their hands in
      every department every session. Every department retains that
      student that made First Class and if you continue to go with that
      over time or in no time at all, you would have taken out the issue of
      one lecturer working in so many institutions and saying, I have done
      overtime.
      “Regular lecturers would have been available but the universities
      have deliberately refused to implement that, retaining the best of
      their brains in every department aimed at ensuring that they have
      sufficient manpower,” he said.
      Speaking in the same vein, a Professor of Education and former
      Vice-Chancellor of a Federal University, who asked not to be named
      because his immediate university community would not be happy with
      the comments, since he is still lecturing in the system, said ASUU
      has failed to look inwards at what is happening within the university
      system but chose to confront government on issues that could be
      tackled effectively within various institutions.
      He said: “The University in Nigeria is like a basket that no matter
      how you fill water, the water will keep going away. What do I mean
      by that? The way Universities recruit staff is always far above
      their capacity. If you check the staff/students ratio in the Nigeria
      University system compared to foreign universities that they
      normally want to compare us with, the fact is that the number of
      staff that are recruited both academic and non-academic are far
      in excess of the need.
      “I’m talking about staff generally because anytime ASUU goes on
      strike, other staff unions threaten or go on strike demanding for
      almost the same things, it’s like a circle. When you recruit these
      people without thinking about the quality and who pays their
      salaries, only one source, the Federal Government.
      “So, the Federal Government must come out with a policy on these
      people should be recruiting because that is one of the greatest
      challenge in the system. For instance, when the government budgets
      certain amount for payment of salaries, by next year they have
      recruited over 10,000 staff and this will definitely affect the
      budget,” the source said.
      He pointed out that this irregular recruitment of staff was
      responsible for shortfall in payment of salaries, an indication as to
      why ASUU has insisted that IPPIS was not suitable for University
      system where staff could be hired at will because of its
      peculiarities.
      The source said Federal Universities were particularly guilty about
      the issue of irregular recruitment across the country, adding that in
      some cases some of the staff do not even have place to sit in the
      offices and they all add to the Federal Government wage bill.
      He insisted that government should get it right from the point of
      recruitment, how many staff is needed in the system, for instance,
      in Deans office, how many staff will be there, Head of Department,
      how many staff will be there, then the laboratories, libraries and so
      on, saying are some of things ASUU should ensure that are
      streamlined if they think about the quality outcome of the system.
      The leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students
      (NANS) and other stakeholders have also asked both the Federal
      Government and ASUU to find a way of resolving their differences
      amicably as “employer-employee relationship not as cats and dogs”
      in the interest of education for the children of less-privileged in
      the country.
      Vice-President of NANS (Special Duties), Comrade Odiahi Thomas
      Ikhine, told Nigerian Tribune that anytime the lecturers go on
      strike, it was the students that bear the brunt, saying it was high
      time that strike is eliminated from the university system in Nigeria
      in view of the monumental havoc to the system.
      He appreciated the struggle of ASUU for emplacement of a better
      university system in Nigeria but insisted that was no longer the
      best

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      Ugebe Sonter says:
      January 3, 2022 at 3:21 PM
      ASUU now has no justification for strike action — FG Minister faults implementation process, FG launches national policy on gender…

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      Osawe Odosamamwen says:
      January 3, 2022 at 3:28 PM
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      January 3, 2022 at 3:51 PM
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      January 3, 2022 at 5:26 PM
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      January 3, 2022 at 7:08 PM
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      January 3, 2022 at 8:08 PM
      ASUU now has no justification for strike action — FG

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      Iorwuese Barnsa says:
      January 3, 2022 at 8:33 PM
      The Federal Government has said that members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have no justification for embarking on another round of strike action as it has responded to all the demands of the lecturers within the limit of resources available

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      January 3, 2022 at 8:40 PM
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      January 3, 2022 at 9:10 PM
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      January 3, 2022 at 9:25 PM
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      January 3, 2022 at 9:47 PM
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      January 3, 2022 at 10:25 PM
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      January 4, 2022 at 5:56 AM
      ASUU now has no justification for strike action — FG

      Minister faults implementation process, FG launches national policy on gender in education, Teachers to enjoy enhanced salary structure from January 2022, says minister, FG endorses Teachers Reality, FG appeals to ASUP, We ve met all demands, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, modify Nigeria’s education system, out-of-school children menace, proliferation of skills training institutions, FG appeals to SSANIP, ASUP nationwide strike, Minister lecturers farming, ASUU chides Minister, state governments, nabteb,lecture theatre, sokoto school enrollment

      Minister of State for Education, Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba

      The Federal Government has said that members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have no justification for embarking on another round of strike action as it has responded to all the demands of the lecturers within the limit of resources available.

      Government has also told the lecturers to think out of the box and to look beyond incessant strike actions in resolving the issues affecting university education in Nigeria.

      Director, Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Education, Mr Ben Bem Goong, spoke to Tribune Online in Abuja while reacting to comments credited to the National President of ASUU, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke that the N30bn Revitalisation Fund and N22.5bn Earned Academic Allowance to the tune of N52.5bn released by the Federal Government was not enough to deal with the challenges facing the university system.

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      January 4, 2022 at 6:26 AM
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      January 4, 2022 at 6:28 AM
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      January 4, 2022 at 7:25 AM
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      January 4, 2022 at 7:53 AM
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      January 4, 2022 at 9:41 AM
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      Victor winner says:
      January 4, 2022 at 11:29 AM
      Regular lecturers would have been available but the universities
      have deliberately refused to implement that, retaining the best of
      their brains in every department aimed at ensuring that they have
      sufficient manpower,” he said.
      Speaking in the same vein, a Professor of Education and former
      Vice-Chancellor of a Federal University, who asked not to be named
      because his

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      Ochani jecintha says:
      January 4, 2022 at 11:39 AM
      Okay

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      Favour Akanbi says:
      January 4, 2022 at 11:53 AM
      Cool

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      ifeanyi Ewelaku says:
      January 4, 2022 at 12:27 PM
      Abeg Ansu strike since I have been waiting for this strike

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      Enow besong says:
      January 4, 2022 at 12:30 PM
      Ok 😅😅

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      Osawe Odosamamwen says:
      January 4, 2022 at 3:18 PM
      Government has also told the lecturers to think out of the box and to look beyond incessant strike actions in resolving the issues affecting university education in Nigeria.

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      ayokunle ojaiye says:
      January 4, 2022 at 3:59 PM
      Supeb❣😂😂

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      Olalekan Abdulwasiu asafe says:
      January 4, 2022 at 4:37 PM
      Okay thanks for update

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      Obasanmi Stephen says:
      January 4, 2022 at 5:33 PM
      Neither do you

      REPLY
      Obasanmi Stephen says:
      January 4, 2022 at 5:33 PM
      The dilemma of failed state

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      Olayinka Olabode Tiwalola says:
      January 4, 2022 at 5:51 PM
      Nice update

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      Adeko Trust Jacob says:
      January 4, 2022 at 6:16 PM
      Good

      REPLY
      Adeyeye Kehinde Samson says:
      January 4, 2022 at 8:29 PM
      Thanks for the update

      REPLY
      oyekwe Ikechukwu Francis says:
      January 4, 2022 at 8:44 PM
      Kk

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      : oladimeji Timothy says:
      January 4, 2022 at 9:24 PM
      Government has also told the lecturers to think out of the box and to look beyond incessant strike actions in resolving the issues affecting university education in Nigeria.

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      Malachy Chiziterem says:
      January 4, 2022 at 9:39 PM
      Y should they put strike when it’s still new year

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      Malachy Chiziterem says:
      January 4, 2022 at 9:41 PM
      Have the know wat it means to have strike during new year season

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      Itz queen daniella says:
      January 4, 2022 at 10:16 PM
      Okay

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      Courage ikie says:
      January 4, 2022 at 10:30 PM
      Okay

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      Odegoke temitope temitope says:
      January 4, 2022 at 10:35 PM
      Okay

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      Ferdinand Emmanuel Ebubechukwu says:
      January 4, 2022 at 10:39 PM
      No troubles

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      Victor Neeka Moses says:
      January 5, 2022 at 12:33 AM
      Na so so strike just dey go on like this oh

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      Quyum Abiola says:
      January 5, 2022 at 5:22 AM
      Thanks for the update

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      Peace Adepoju says:
      January 5, 2022 at 5:47 AM
      This people are thieves and covetous people that are taking like 70% of money giving to them by the government and giving only remaining 30% to their other school bodies like Nasu and like that were not popular like them no wonder they will want to strike when they only care about themselves alone.

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      Prince Ezra Gabriel says:
      January 5, 2022 at 7:31 AM
      So that’s great news

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      Anjola Anjola says:
      January 5, 2022 at 8:14 AM
      Wow what a great news

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      Edward Daniel Ntia says:
      January 5, 2022 at 8:58 AM
      Good

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      : oladimeji Timothy says:
      January 5, 2022 at 1:02 PM
      that’s great news from climaxtrade

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      femi Ageshin says:
      January 5, 2022 at 1:38 PM
      Whats wrong with all this asuu sef

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      Adebayo Mofiyinfoluwa says:
      January 5, 2022 at 2:12 PM
      Ok

      REPLY
      Ugebe Sonter says:
      January 5, 2022 at 2:47 PM
      Good one

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      Ugebe Sonter says:
      January 5, 2022 at 2:47 PM
      Thanks for the update

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      Ugebe Sonter says:
      January 5, 2022 at 2:48 PM
      Ok

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      Duel ufia ufia says:
      January 5, 2022 at 9:12 PM
      Wow

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      ataka Emmanuel says:
      January 5, 2022 at 9:52 PM
      ASUU now has no justification for strike action

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      Samuel Ayobami says:
      January 6, 2022 at 1:37 AM
      So many problems

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      Muhammed Seidu Ajeka says:
      January 6, 2022 at 6:13 AM
      Wow this is good thanks climaxtrend for the update

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  1. Regular lecturers would have been available but the universities have deliberately refused to implement that, retaining the best of their brains in every department aimed at ensuring that they have sufficient manpower,” he said.

  2. ASUU now has no justification for strike action — FG
    Minister faults implementation process, FG launches national policy
    on gender in education, Teachers to enjoy enhanced salary structure
    from January 2022, says minister, FG endorses Teachers Reality, FG
    appeals to ASUP, We ve met all demands, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba,
    modify Nigeria’s education system, out-of-school children menace,
    proliferation of skills training institutions, FG appeals to SSANIP,
    ASUP nationwide strike, Minister lecturers farming, ASUU chides
    Minister, state governments, nabteb,lecture theatre, sokoto school
    enrollment
    Minister of State for Education, Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba
    The Federal Government has said that members of the Academic
    Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have no justification for
    embarking on another round of strike action as it has responded to
    all the demands of the lecturers within the limit of resources
    available.
    Government has also told the lecturers to think out of the box and
    to look beyond incessant strike actions in resolving the issues
    affecting university education in Nigeria.
    Director, Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Education,
    Mr Ben Bem Goong, spoke to Tribune Online in Abuja while reacting
    to comments credited to the National President of ASUU, Professor
    Emmanuel Osodeke that the N30bn Revitalisation Fund and N22.5bn
    Earned Academic Allowance to the tune of N52.5bn released by the
    Federal Government was not enough to deal with the challenges
    facing the university system.
    Osedeke was quoted to have said that there was a possibility that
    the union would still go on strike, unless the government addressed
    its demands, including the 2009 agreement.
    He urged the Federal Government to address the issues concerning
    the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, which the
    union rejected and asked to be replaced with the University
    Transparency, Accountability Solution. He also said renegotiation
    and resuscitation of universities had not been addressed.
    While Minister of State for Education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba
    said there was no justification for another strike by ASUU, arguing
    that the Federal Government had addressed the issues raised by
    the union, Ben Goong, the spokesperson of the Ministry said strike
    was unnecessary as it has done more harm than good to the
    University system.
    He noted that a full academic calendar was lost to the last nine-
    month industrial action by ASUU, which most universities are
    struggling on how to remedy.
    He said: “I think every Nigerian except ASUU has agreed that we
    should look at other options of dealing with the issues the Union has
    raised over the decades. We have lost full academic session to
    strike; every university has lost that. ASUU itself should think
    outside the box. If you are doing the same thing every year and it’s
    not giving you expected result, you should think of doing it
    differently.
    “For 20 years, 2 decades we are inundated with strikes, so, it is my
    considered opinion that ASUU should look beyond strike,” he said.
    He lamented that ASUU has been using the earned allowance, he
    simply described as overtime allowance to derail the university
    system with frequent strike action.
    He said earned allowances as demanded by ASUU, is simplify
    overtime allowance that had been stopped in the regular civil
    service. “It is actually overtime allowance because the lecturers are
    saying we have worked some extra loads other than our normal
    schedules. Yes, in the regular civil service, we have stopped overtime
    allowances but in the academics earned allowance it is still a topical
    issue.
    “But if you ask me, ASUU is perpetrating the issue of earned
    allowance to continue to derail the education sector, especially at
    the University level. The truth is that extant rules in academics
    dictate that Universities should employ the best of their hands in
    every department every session. Every department retains that
    student that made First Class and if you continue to go with that
    over time or in no time at all, you would have taken out the issue of
    one lecturer working in so many institutions and saying, I have done
    overtime.
    “Regular lecturers would have been available but the universities
    have deliberately refused to implement that, retaining the best of
    their brains in every department aimed at ensuring that they have
    sufficient manpower,” he said.
    Speaking in the same vein, a Professor of Education and former
    Vice-Chancellor of a Federal University, who asked not to be named
    because his immediate university community would not be happy with
    the comments, since he is still lecturing in the system, said ASUU
    has failed to look inwards at what is happening within the university
    system but chose to confront government on issues that could be
    tackled effectively within various institutions.
    He said: “The University in Nigeria is like a basket that no matter
    how you fill water, the water will keep going away. What do I mean
    by that? The way Universities recruit staff is always far above
    their capacity. If you check the staff/students ratio in the Nigeria
    University system compared to foreign universities that they
    normally want to compare us with, the fact is that the number of
    staff that are recruited both academic and non-academic are far
    in excess of the need.
    “I’m talking about staff generally because anytime ASUU goes on
    strike, other staff unions threaten or go on strike demanding for
    almost the same things, it’s like a circle. When you recruit these
    people without thinking about the quality and who pays their
    salaries, only one source, the Federal Government.
    “So, the Federal Government must come out with a policy on these
    people should be recruiting because that is one of the greatest
    challenge in the system. For instance, when the government budgets
    certain amount for payment of salaries, by next year they have
    recruited over 10,000 staff and this will definitely affect the
    budget,” the source said.
    He pointed out that this irregular recruitment of staff was
    responsible for shortfall in payment of salaries, an indication as to
    why ASUU has insisted that IPPIS was not suitable for University
    system where staff could be hired at will because of its
    peculiarities.
    The source said Federal Universities were particularly guilty about
    the issue of irregular recruitment across the country, adding that in
    some cases some of the staff do not even have place to sit in the
    offices and they all add to the Federal Government wage bill.
    He insisted that government should get it right from the point of
    recruitment, how many staff is needed in the system, for instance,
    in Deans office, how many staff will be there, Head of Department,
    how many staff will be there, then the laboratories, libraries and so
    on, saying are some of things ASUU should ensure that are
    streamlined if they think about the quality outcome of the system.
    The leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students
    (NANS) and other stakeholders have also asked both the Federal
    Government and ASUU to find a way of resolving their differences
    amicably as “employer-employee relationship not as cats and dogs”
    in the interest of education for the children of less-privileged in
    the country.
    Vice-President of NANS (Special Duties), Comrade Odiahi Thomas
    Ikhine, told Nigerian Tribune that anytime the lecturers go on
    strike, it was the students that bear the brunt, saying it was high
    time that strike is eliminated from the university system in Nigeria
    in view of the monumental havoc to the system.
    He appreciated the struggle of ASUU for emplacement of a better
    university system in Nigeria but insisted that was no longer the
    best

  3. The Federal Government has said that members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have no justification for embarking on another round of strike action as it has responded to all the demands of the lecturers within the limit of resources available

  4. Minister faults implementation process, FG launches national policy on gender in education, Teachers to enjoy enhanced salary structure from January 2022, says minister, FG endorses Teachers Reality, FG appeals to ASUP, We ve met all demands, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, modify Nigeria’s education system, out-of-school children menace, proliferation of skills training institutions, FG appeals to SSANIP, ASUP nationwide strike, Minister lecturers farming, ASUU chides Minister, state governments, nabteb,lecture theatre, sokoto school enrollment

  5. ASUU now has no justification for strike action — FG

    Minister faults implementation process, FG launches national policy on gender in education, Teachers to enjoy enhanced salary structure from January 2022, says minister, FG endorses Teachers Reality, FG appeals to ASUP, We ve met all demands, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, modify Nigeria’s education system, out-of-school children menace, proliferation of skills training institutions, FG appeals to SSANIP, ASUP nationwide strike, Minister lecturers farming, ASUU chides Minister, state governments, nabteb,lecture theatre, sokoto school enrollment

    Minister of State for Education, Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba

    The Federal Government has said that members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have no justification for embarking on another round of strike action as it has responded to all the demands of the lecturers within the limit of resources available.

    Government has also told the lecturers to think out of the box and to look beyond incessant strike actions in resolving the issues affecting university education in Nigeria.

    Director, Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Education, Mr Ben Bem Goong, spoke to Tribune Online in Abuja while reacting to comments credited to the National President of ASUU, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke that the N30bn Revitalisation Fund and N22.5bn Earned Academic Allowance to the tune of N52.5bn released by the Federal Government was not enough to deal with the challenges facing the university system.

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  6. Regular lecturers would have been available but the universities
    have deliberately refused to implement that, retaining the best of
    their brains in every department aimed at ensuring that they have
    sufficient manpower,” he said.
    Speaking in the same vein, a Professor of Education and former
    Vice-Chancellor of a Federal University, who asked not to be named
    because his

  7. Government has also told the lecturers to think out of the box and to look beyond incessant strike actions in resolving the issues affecting university education in Nigeria.

  8. Government has also told the lecturers to think out of the box and to look beyond incessant strike actions in resolving the issues affecting university education in Nigeria.

  9. This people are thieves and covetous people that are taking like 70% of money giving to them by the government and giving only remaining 30% to their other school bodies like Nasu and like that were not popular like them no wonder they will want to strike when they only care about themselves alone.

  10. He noted that a full academic calendar was lost to the last nine-month industrial action by ASUU, which most universities are struggling on how to remedy.

  11. Government has also told the lecturers to think out of the box and to look beyond incessant strike actions in resolving the issues affecting university education in Nigeria.

  12. The Federal Government has said that members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have no justification for embarking on another round of strike action as it has responded to all the demands of the lecturers within the limit of resources available

  13. ASUU now has no justification for strike action — FG
    Minister faults implementation process, FG launches national policy on gender in education, Teachers to enjoy enhanced salary structure from January 2022, says minister, FG endorses Teachers Reality, FG appeals to ASUP, We ve met all demands, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, modify Nigeria’s education system, out-of-school children menace, proliferation of skills training institutions, FG appeals to SSANIP, ASUP nationwide strike, Minister lecturers farming, ASUU chides Minister, state governments, nabteb,lecture theatre, sokoto school enrollment
    Minister of State for Education, Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba
    The Federal Government has said that members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have no justification for embarking on another round of strike action as it has responded to all the demands of the lecturers within the limit of resources available.
    Government has also told the lecturers to think out of the box and to look beyond incessant strike actions in resolving the issues affecting university education in Nigeria.
    Director, Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Education, Mr Ben Bem Goong, spoke to Tribune Online in Abuja while reacting to comments credited to the National President of ASUU, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke that the N30bn Revitalisation Fund and N22.5bn Earned Academic Allowance to the tune of N52.5bn released by the Federal Government was not

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