latest from the ASUU strike across the country.
Below is the latest you need to know:
1. Strike: We’ll explore other options if ASUU remains adamant, says FG
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has expressed optimism that the prolonged strike action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities will be resolved by next week when the Federal Government team meets the union leaders again.
He, however, said if the matter was not resolved by then, he would explore the provisions in the labour law and other channels. Government had previously appealed to the union to call off the strike.
The union had on March 24 2020 embarked on an indefinite strike over the failure of the Federal Government to keep to the 2019 Memorandum of Action between them as well as the lingering disagreement over the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System that ASUU rejected.
2. ASUU strike: Stop playing politics with education, group urges FG
An International Organisation, Dollar Club Exclusive on Thursday called on the federal government to quickly address the demands of the Academics Staff Union of Universities and allow students to return to school.
The association asked the federal government to stop playing politics with academic matters lamenting that students have forgotten what they have been taught since they have been at home doing nothing.
The Chairman of the Organisation and former President of the Nigeria Medical Association, Dr.Jerry Oguzie, stated this on Thursday in Uyo during a media briefing in commemoration of the burial of the association’s grand patron, Justice Ime Umana.
3. UNIPORT ASUU vows to shun acting VC after January
THE Academic Staff Union of Universities, University of Port Harcourt chapter, has vowed to shun the acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. Stephen Okodudu, if he remained in office beyond his stipulated term of six months as provided by the Universities (miscellaneous provision) Act 2003.
The union said their stand was premised on the fact that the Federal Government had refused to constitute a Governing Council in the institution, pivotal to the appointment of a vice chancellor, a development the union described as a “tacit approval of sole administration in the university”.
Addressing journalists in Port Harcourt on Thursday, the Chairman, ASUU, University of Port Harcourt chapter, Dr Austen Sado, said, “The government is engineering a crisis in the University of Port Harcourt if it fails to constitute a Governing Council for the university immediately.