Wednesday, July 3, 2013

ASUU's Indefinite strike and reasons for the action


Since the commencement of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) indefinite strike yesterday July 1st, 2013. ASUU national president Dr Nasir Isa Fagge told newsmen that  is going to last for as long as the Federal Government wants it. The Federal Government has refused to implement some of the issues contained in a 2009 agreement it had with us.

He said...What we are demanding as the earned allowance is not more than N12, 500 per person, yet government is saying it cannot afford such.

See after the cut...the list of issues yet to be implemented by the Federal Government as agreed in 2009 - ASUU.


Below is the list of issues yet to be implemented by the Federal Government as agreed in 2009 - ASUU.

i. Funding requirements for Revitalization of the Nigerian Universities

ii. Federal Government Assistance to State Universities

iii. Establishment of NUPEMCO

iv. Progressive increase in Annual Budgetary Allocation to Education to 26% between 2009 and 2020

v. Earned Allowances

vi. Amendment of the Pension/Retirement Age of Academics on the Professorial cadre from 65 to 70  years

vii. Reinstatement of prematurely dissolved Governing Councils

viii. Transfer of Federal Government Landed Property to Universities

ix. Setting up of Research Development Council and Provision of Research Equipment to laboratories and classrooms in our universities.

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