ASUU Strike: Students to continue protests in Osun, Kwara, Edo, others May 10

After extending the strike action of the Academic Staff Union of Universities by another 12 weeks, student groups decided to continue their protests across the country.
Students under the auspices of Fund Education Coalition have declared a protest action to be held on Tuesday at the gate of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State.
The Student Union of the University of Ilorin also called in a leaflet for Nigerian students in Ilorin to take part in a protest that would start on Tuesday at the university gate.
Similarly, the National Association of Nigerian Students in a statement issued late Monday declared a mass protest to be held on Wednesday at the Office of the Wife of the Governor of Oyo State.
Sources also noted that the protests would also take place in Edo state.
This came after a mass of students from the University of Lagos, along with other students and concerned youths, turned up en masse on Monday to protest against the ongoing strike action of the lecturers and called on the Federal Government to immediately respond to the demands. of the lecturers to see. and finally take care of the reopening of schools.
The OAU Student Union also attended a media rally in Lagos on Monday.
ASUU on Monday, after its meeting of the National Executive Council which began on Sunday evening at the Comrade Festus Iyayi National Secretariat, University of Abuja, declared an extension of its strike by 12 weeks.
A statement signed by the ASUU president, prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, says it is to give the government enough time to resolve all the outstanding issues satisfactorily.
It also said that the conversion strike would take effect from 12:01 a.m., May 9, 2021.
According to ASUU, the strike action came on the heels of the government’s failure to satisfy the Memorandum of Action that it signed with the Union in December 2020 on the renegotiation of the 2009 FGN / ASUU agreement, deployment of the University’s transparency and accountability solution. implement (UTAS), earned academic grants (EAA), funding for the revival of public universities (both federal and state), distribution and governance issues in state universities, arrears promotion, withheld salaries (in some cases due for more than 20 months ), and non-exemption from third-party deductions.

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