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ASUU strike: Students ask FG, ASUU to find common ground

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Sunday Asefon, President, National Association of Nigerian Students has appealed to the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities, ASUU, to find a common ground in the interest of the future of the students in order to avert industrial action.

The President of NANS lamented that another strike coming on the heels of last year’s grounding of the country’s universities as a result of the industrial action would not go down well for education in the country which has serious consequences on the students.

Recall that ASUU had last week threatened to resume the industrial action it suspended in December 2020 over the Federal Government’s alleged failure to honour many of the agreements it signed with the lecturers.

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A statement titled, “NANS pleads with ZASUU, FG to find common ground to avert another industrial Action”, noted that the since the inception of the democratic dispensation in 1999, ASUU has now gone on accumulated strike for over five years.

According to NANS, “This development is not only worrisome, but also portends great danger to the education sector, national development, research, and security in Nigeria.”

The students are of the belief that ASUU is entitled to press home its demands, adding that the lecturers as parents, should consider the students’ interest at the centre of their negotiation.

The students added that their education must not be allowed to suffer over the labour disagreements with the government.

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They also called on the Federal Government to consider the implication of another industrial strike on their education and national security and find a lasting solution to the contending issues raised by ASUU.

According to the students, “No responsible government should allow another industrial action in less than a year after the longest industrial action in our history.”

The statement noted that government must show genuine commitment to their previous agreement with ASUU to ensure any possibility of another industrial action is averted.

The students, however, called on both parties to act as parents and do all that was required to solve the impasse without resorting to another industrial action, adding that it was not only honourable, but was also necessary for national security.

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Source: Daily Post Nigeria

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Uzodinma begs ASUU to end strike

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Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma has pleaded with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), to allow students return back to school. He said all hands must be on deck, so as to achieve this laudable objective.

The governor made this appeal during an audience with members of the Governing Council of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) at Government House, Owerri.

Governor Uzodinma pleaded specifically with the FUTO branch of ASUU to allow students studying in the university to go back to school and urged all parties in the ASUU/Federal Government saga to sheathe their swords and allow normalcy return to the institutions.

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He said, “Education is the key ingredient for national development, so it is the responsibility of leaders in the country to resolve issues and controversies that tend to impede the academic progress of her youths.

“What the leaders of Nigeria owe our future generation is to ensure that they are given the opportunity to acquire knowledge and be better citizens in future.”

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The governor who acknowledged that education is an expensive project to acquire said that “when the foundation is laid and infrastructure like that of FUTO is put on ground as a platform, it is the civic responsibility of the leaders to support the institution to maximize their potentials.”

On the controversies surrounding land allocation in FUTO, the governor noted that the administration has gone extra miles to investigate the problems and related matters, noting that the problems could be resolved amicably.

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FG begs ASUU to accept IPPIS

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FG begs ASUU to accept IPPIS

The federal government has begged the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to accept the Integrated Payroll and Personnel information system (IPPIS) with the promise of improving the payment platform to fit the needs of the lecturers.

The Accountant General of the Federation, Sylvia Okolieaboh, made the plea on Thursday during the meeting between the union and the federal government at the House of Representatives.

Recall that the Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila had last week called for an extended meeting of all stakeholders in the education sector to resolve the over seven months strike.

The Accountant General said the government will accommodate the union on the issue of salaries in a bid to end the strike.

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He insisted that the government is concerned over the ripple effect of allowing ASUU to have a separate payment platform from others.

“If there are peculiarities in the university salaries system, what we need to do is to sit down with ASUU and identify them and address them in IPPIS. We are willing to accept.”

This is the third meeting brokered by the House of Representatives, like many others, the meeting did not yield any agreement.

Others at the meeting included the head of service, Folashade Esan, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, the President of ASUU, Emmanuel Osodeke.

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In his closing remarks, Mr Gbajabiamila said will compile all recommendations and submit them to President Muhammadu Buhari as a single report.

He stated that “We are appealing to you, the Judiciary has spoken, the Executive has spoken, the Legislature is about to speak together with the Executive; everybody cannot be wrong and only one person is right. For me I’m happy with the solution on UTAS, no victor, no vanquished, everybody is being carried along.

“For the sake of emphasis, the House is pleading with you, let’s put all interest aside and look at the interest of our children.”

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TRCN reveals number of teachers that have been killed since North East insurgency

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The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) has announced that due to the poor state of basic education in the North East, approximately 1,500 schools have been forced to close.

Professor Olusegun Ajiboye, TRCN’s Registrar and Chief Executive Officer, made these revelation while delivering a speech in Ibadan, Oyo State.

He stated that terrorism-related insecurity forced the schools to close.
He spoke during the NUT National Delegates Conference in Ibadan.

Ajiboye also disclosed that over 910 schools have either been damaged or destroyed while about 2, 295 teachers have been killed in the insurgency between 2009 and 2022.

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Ajiboye asked the Federal Government to review its security architecture, insisting there is a need to address the security situation in the region.

He said, “Over 1,500 schools have been forced to close in North eastern Nigeria due to terrorism and insurgency.

“Over 910 schools have either been damaged or destroyed while 2, 295 teachers have been killed in the northeast between 2009 and 2022.

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“Federal Government should review its security architecture to address the “deteriorating security situation because of its effect on education

“Government should implement fully the safe schools’ declaration guidelines endorsed by Nigeria in 2015 and ratified by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.

“The presence of armed forces in and near schools can make it a target of retaliatory attacks increasing the risk to children and teachers as well as the likelihood that education will be disrupted”.

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