Friday, February 28, 2014

Another ASUU Strike 2014 Might Commence, See Why

It seems that everything is starting afresh again in Nigeria academic sector, which we previously believed must have been resolved in the year 2013.

According to dailyschoolnews nigeria, the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASSU, is currently accusing the Federal government of reneging on some of the agreements that led to the suspension of a six-month strike that grounded the university system last year.

What brought about the strike is also the VERY SAME problem which might capitalize into this if not well taken care of.

The academic union of Universities has through its National Treasurer, Dr. Ademola Aremu, lamented that the Federal Government was yet to honour her agreement with the Academic union that clearly stats that N20 billion would be released at the beginning of each quarter to meet identified needs in the universities.

According to the union national treasurer, Aremu who during a chat with newsmen at the Post Graduate Hall, University of Ibadan, said: "This is February and the government is yet to release the money for the quarter, which they were supposed to release in January 2014."

The treasurer also went further to stressed that the call was necessary to avoid the embarrassment that the last strike caused the nation.

In his exact words: "All the strike ASUU had embarked upon in this country were basically because the Federal Government failed to honour agreements freely entered with us.

"It is also sad that each time before we begin the strike, we would give the government enough warnings and grace to make them retrace their steps. But they always fail.

"We don't know why the government is always unwilling to implement the documents signed by their representatives. However, we will continue to fight for the system because if the system collapses, we will collapse with it."

In his own comments, ASUU chairman, UI chapter, Dr. Olusegun Ajiboye, said it was unfortunate that successive governments in Nigeria failed to learn from history as they always wait till major standoff with their members before doing the needful.

He expressed appreciation to the Nigerian media for standing by ASUU during the struggle, adding that the support was not really for the members, but for a better Nigeria.

Currently, Most federal and state Polytechnics are striking and nothing has been done about it, the question is this:

If ASUU commence another strike, when will it end?
When will the ASUP strike be called off?
Is the Nigeria educational sector crumbling?
Who is to be blamed for all of these set-backs troubling the educational sector?

You can share your views on the comment box below


  1. Govt re less concerned...they re focusing on the 2015 elections

  2. Abeg make una no try am..

  3. The educational sector are bcumin too greedy....

  4. God help this country

  5. I blame the government