ASUU versus the law

December 8, 2022 Sylvester Ikechukwu Onyema 0

By Over the years, the society has more or less accepted the arbitrary interruption of academic calendar in federal universities through lecturers’ strike actions under the umbrella of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) as a norm. In fact, it is rare to find a student that completed a university degree through a federal university on schedule without strikes which Read More

Half salaries: ASUU leaders meet in Calabar

December 4, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU), will hold its quarterly National Executive Council (NEC) meeting at the University of Calabar on Sunday. This was disclosed by a member of the NEC on Saturday in Abuja. “There is a quarterly NEC meeting and it’s for the fourth quarter. Lots of issues will come up and definitely, the issue of withheld Read More

Unpaid salaries: UniCal ASUU stage protest

December 1, 2022 Joseph Obung 0

With controversies sorrounding the eight months salary arrears of lecturers still unresolved, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Calabar branch, Wednesday, staged a peaceful protest demanding that their salaries be paid to cushion the biting effects of high cost of living in Nigeria. Chairman of the Union in UniCal, Dr John Edor, who spoke while leading other members on Read More

October half-salaries: Sack Keyamo, Ngige, Adamu, ASUU tells FG 

November 30, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Federal University Lokoja (FUL) chapter, Wednesday called for the sack of Festus Keyamo, Adamu Adamu and Dr. Chris Ngige. Ngige and Keyamo are ministers in the Ministry of Labour Labour and Productivity, while Adamu is Minister of Education. Keyamo is also the spokesperson for the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council. The union stated Read More

Half salaries: Varsity lecturers not casual workers – ASUU

November 9, 2022 Blueprint 0

The leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has condemned the response of the Nigerian government to the demands of the union since its suspension of an eight-month strike in October. Members of the union were paid half salaries for the month of October. The Ministry of Labour and Employment, while defending the payment, stated that the payment Read More

Again, ASUU knocks FG over half salary

November 8, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Tuesday lambasted the Federal Government for paying its members half salary for October. The union also said the government’s so-called ‘pro-rata’ payment, was not only an aberration, but a contravention of all known rules of engagement in any contract of employment for academics the world over. President of ASUU, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, Read More

Ngige speaks more on payment of half-Salary to ASUU members

November 7, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Minister of Labour Minister, Senator Chris Ngige has broken his silence over the payment of half-salary to members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities. According to him, the decision to pay full salary will be determined by the National Industrial Court.  According to the minister on Sunday in Abuja, the government was awaiting the NIC decision on whether it should Read More

ASUU: When is the next strike?

November 3, 2022 Mustapha Maikudi Abdullahi 0

“The collapse of education is the collapse of the nation” From the mid-1980s when most African countries wholeheartedly accepted the Brent Wood Institutions (BWI) prescription of their political and economic diagnosis, the entire continent sank in every human index. The most notable sectors are education, health and human services and or development. Interestingly, these are the core sectors for any Read More

The ASUU strike and future of education

October 31, 2022 Haruna Y Sa’eed 0

Nigeria has seen it all: the good, the bad, and the ugly, more in the education sector. A time there was when our graduates from the university were ranked high, mostly above those of our peers andcomparable to those from universities ranked top in the world. Students came from countries across the African continent and beyond to receive education here. Read More

Nigerians react as ASUU calls off strike

October 14, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Nigerians have reacted after the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) called off its eight months strike on Friday. Blueprint had reported that the various branches of ASUU had begun voting on Wednesday to decide the fate of helpless Nigerian students who have been at the receiving end of the strike. The Union after calling off the strike on Friday, Read More

Anxiety as students await ASUU decision to call off strike

October 13, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

After seven months of suspension of academic activities in Nigerian Universities, there are now indications that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) may call off its indefinite strike on Thursday. 123 branches have reportedly met and completed congresses to determine the fate of Nigerian students. Blueprint had reported that the House of Representatives intervened in the matter, raising the Read More

More unions in universities breed more crisis – Prof Irefin

October 11, 2022 Blueprint 0

Archbishop David Ekundayo Irefin is a professor of Economics at the Federal University Lokoja of more than 35 years. He is also the International chairman, Christ Universal Missionary Crusade Fellowship of the Brotherhood of the Cross and Star (BCS). In this interview with JOSEPH OBUNG while on a visit to Calabar, he speaks on a number of national issues. As Read More

On the implementation of CONUA

October 11, 2022 Blueprint 0

First and foremost, let me start by saying a big thanks to” literacy” because it inspires or helps me a lot. In fact, now it has become my “sub-primary assignment” because of its importance to my life and field of endeavour. Let me briefly highlight some points before going straight to the issue at stake, even though I don’t know Read More

ASUU, make a tactical withdrawal now

October 9, 2022 Blueprint 0

I come in peace. The argument is no longer whether the Federal Government, FG, is funding universities or not; or whether lecturers should be paid better or not; or whether the backlog of salaries will be paid or not. No. It is now between the court and ASUU, should the union fail to comply with the order to return to Read More

ASUU: It’s a matter of law

October 3, 2022 Gbemiga Ogunleye 0

Sometime in May when the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, extended its three-month old strike by another three months, I weighed in on the matter, describing the move as unconscionable, considering the fact that the Union was “dealing with people who are either stone deaf or genuinely unreasonable.” Of course, my appeal to both feuding parties to see reason Read More

ASUU: Adamu don’t deserve national honour – NANS

October 3, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The National Association of Nigerian Students has slammed the move by President Muhammadu Buhari to confer national honours award on the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu. Astatement by the national Public Relations Officer (PRO), Giwa Temitope, Monday, he said it was an insult to the collective intelligence of Nigerian students who had been locked out of schools for close to Read More

ABU: We are engaging ASUU branch for peace talk – Alumni 

October 2, 2022 AbdulRaheem, Kaduna 0

By AbdulRaheem, Kaduna  Ahmadu Bello University Alumni Association has started engaging members of the Ahmadu Bello University branch of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on how to end the prolonged strike action, national president of the association, Alhaji Ibrahim Sani Khalil, has said.  Addressing a press conference in Kaduna on Saturday ahead of the 15th Alumni Annual General Meeting Read More

Resumption order: NSUK ASUU vows to continue strike

September 30, 2022 Mohammed Yangida Lafia 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK) branch, has condemned the resumption call by the management of the institution to students and vowed to continue the strike. The chairman of the union, Dr. Samuel Alu, made the vow Friday at a press briefing held in Keffi. The management of NSUK via a recent statement signed Read More

Strike: Private polytechnics, others new brides to varsity lecturers – Rector

September 29, 2022 Donald Iorchir Abuja 0

Rector of Al-Hikma Polytechnic New Karshi, Karu local government of Nasarawa state, Dr Ahmed Abdulrazaq, has said university lecturers now troop to private polytechnics and other tertiary institutions in search of part time teaching job. Speaking to journalists at the main campus site of Al-Hikma Polytechnic, the rector said the prolonged Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike, which accompanied Read More

Should court also compel ASUU to give their best teaching?

September 26, 2022 Ifeanyi Maduako 0

The impasse between the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the federal government is not a matter that should be resolved by the National Industrial Court. Even if the courts were to intervene, they should give orders for the federal government of Nigeria to comply with the agreement reached with ASUU in 2009 and not to direct ASUU to Read More

Breaking: Nasarawa varsity announces resumption amidst ASUU strike

September 23, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Management of Nasarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK), has announced resumption after several months of closure due to lingering strike by the members of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The school at its special management meeting held on Friday announced the reopening of the University. Students are to resume on Monday 26th of September.

ASUU court injunction a time-bomb – Salem varsity VC…No, it’s win-win situation for Nigerian students – NANS

The vice-chancellor, Salem University Lokoja, Kogi state, Prof. Alewo Johnson Akubo, has said the court injunction compelling the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to resume lecture was a time-bomb. He said this Friday while speaking with newsmen in the institution’s premises in Lokoja. Prof. Akubo, who urged the federal government to continue with the dialogue rather than arm-twisting the Read More