ASUU extends strike by four weeks

Education

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) said it would extend its ongoing strike by four weeks.

The strike, which started on February 14, 2022, has crippled tertiary education in Nigeria.

In a meeting held on Sunday by the National Executive Council (NEC) of ASUU, which spilt over to the early hours of Monday, the union decided to continue with the strike.

Furthermore, in a statement issued on Monday, ASUU said it decided to extend the strike because the government has failed to abide by its timelines in addressing issues raised in the 2020 FGN/ASUU Memorandum of Action (MoA).

It says it is rolling over the strike for another four weeks so that the government will have more time to fix contending issues.

Besides, the Union was full of wonders that it took the government five months to realize that it needed to engage the lecturers in an honest negotiation.

It appreciated the efforts of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in collaboration with Civil Society Organisations (CSO) to organise nationwide protests on 26th and 27th July 2022 to create alertness on the shenanigan of the Nigerian ruling class to devastate public education.

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