ASUU Strike Extension, A Total Disappointment, says UNILORIN VC

The Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Federal Universities in Nigeria has expressed total dissatisfaction with the extension of the warning strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) by another 12 weeks, and said the development will further delay Nigeria’s progress.

The chairman of the committee, Prof Sulyman Age Abudulkareem, who is also the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), expressed this feeling in an interview with Tribune Online on Monday when his response to the strike extension was sought.

“ASUU was originally on a one-month warning strike and postponed the action in March for another two months before now announcing an additional three months, all because the Federal Government did not concede to its demands, which bothers everyone. on the money ”, said the Don.

Prof Abdulkareem further said students who stay at home when they are supposed to be in class to study even for a day, let alone for many months as the current case in Nigerian public universities is not a good one sign is for any serious country.

He said it was very unfortunate that it was the students who were directly affected by the academic disruption and their parents who would bear all the consequences of the development.

He said it would not be out of place if the federal government could in all respects, even if it would involve borrowing money and permanently addressing ASUU problems.

He therefore advised both the Federal Government and ASUU to resolve the crisis for normality in order to return to the country’s ivory towers.

Source: Tribune

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply