ASUU: Outrage Trails Decision To Extend Ongoing Strike
The decision of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to extend its ongoing strike was on Monday morning generating outrage among Nigerians.
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GWG understands that the meeting was held at the union’s headquarters at the University of Abuja from Sunday till Monday morning.
Recall that the strike, which began on February 14th, entered the 196th day on Monday (today) after the government failed to meet the demands of the union.
Some of the union’s demands include payment of earned allowances and salaries for lecturers, improved funding and maintenance for tertiary institutions.
Other demands are the adoption of the University Transparency and Accountability system (UTAS) for salary payment instead of the government’s Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), and the renegotiation of the ASUU FG 2009 agreement, among others.
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Reacting to the development, Nigerians took to the micro-blogging platform, Twitter to express their disappointment at the union and the FG.
See some of the reactions below on the decision by ASUU to extend its ongoing strike.
@japaprofessor_ : “Sad, students should better start getting productive and stop hinging their hope on the outcome of FG-ASUU meetings.”
@AhanotuIkenna: “Sad to say, but students should forget going to school this year. I don’t see that strike being called off till after the elections except if something happens.”
@IamShola_best: “Federal Government should just allow those that want to resume among the lecturers go back to class and dismiss the rest and pay those that resumes, then recruit new people to take the place of those that will be dismissed.”
@ukange_davidx: “Every time they call for a meeting. I always have this feeling we Gonna get bad news.”
@Miniboyyrn_ : “Tho my sister is crying for a big help, we wey dey polytechnic na hin dey go school gan these days.”
@ImLegendl: “They should be expecting rebellion from some universities, I don’t know if these people are actually thinking about the students they stand to fight for anymore.”
@erust16_boehly: “It has now entered an indefinite strike. But if you consult me, I can twart them to call off the strike in less than 3 weeks.”
@Jarfur_ : “Next week Monday, dem go enter meeting again, the next morning dem extend the strike. Dem just dey use students catch cruise.“
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