Nigeria: We Will Not Resume Academic Activities Until Strike Demands Are Met – ASUU

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Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU Wednesday said it will not resume academic activities until its demands for embarking on industrial action are met before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The union added that, it is not opposed to calling for reopening of universities in the country.

Speaking with reporters in Ilorin, Coordinator, Ibadan zone of ASUU Prof Ade Adejumo said even if universities are opened today, their strike which was predicated on governments readiness to honour its memorandum of agreement with them will continue.

Ibadan zone of ASUU comprises the University of Ibadan , University of Ilorin , Osun State University, Kwara State University , and Ladoke Akintola University of Technology.

Adejumo noted that there have been agitations from some quarters for the government to re-open schools, especially by proprietors of private universities, saying that the lives of students should not be endangered for pecuniary gains.

He said that Nigerians should note that IPPIS, though not part of their initial charter of demands, has been elevated to the status of the main issue by the government.

Even at that, the Union has met the Governments challenge for ASUU to develop an alternative platform that will take care of the peculiarities of the University system.  

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