The Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU) has declared that the union is fully prepared for the no work no pay threat by the Federal Government, insiting that it was more determined than ever to salvage the country’s educational sector.
The chairman of the union, Kogi State University branch, Dr Sylvester Akwuteno, who said this maintained that there was no going back on the strike as the union had decided to toe the path of Ghanaian lecturers, who were on strike for two years before their demands were met.
Speaking during the solidarity protest held within the campus, Akwuteno noted that “until there is a revitalisation of the universities, ASUU will not call off the strike. We are poor people living in a very rich country. We are not satisfied with the way our students learn under poor environment.”
He insisted that the body will not call off the strike until the Federal Government honoured the 2009 agreement towards revitalising the universities.
According to him, “ASUU is out to liberate education in the country. The Federal Government must honour the 2009 agreement as contained in the 2012 Memorandum of Understanding. They (FG) must know that agreement is a covenant.”
He condemned the statement credited to the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) which blamed ASUU for the strike.
He said they spoke out of ignorance.
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