The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said that the union is not responsible for the current decay in public universities in the country.
Associate Prof. Lazarus Maigoro, Chairman of the union in the University of Jos stated this during a peaceful protest it organised in Jos.
The Chairman said that the ongoing struggle by the union is aimed at salvaging the university system from total collapse.
It is not longer news that the Nigerian university system is currently facing its most existential threats.
The systematic neglect, chronic underfunding and lack of attention given to public universities and by extension the educational system has led to it inability to compete globally.
ASUU had over the years engaged previous and current governments with the aim of addressing and arresting this slide into decadence.
Maigoro added that the numerous struggles by ASUU led to the creation of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) and the NEEDS assessment funds and other streams of funding to revive public universities.