As the industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) enters the third month, a group, under the auspices of Coalition of Civil Society Organisations of Nigeria (CCSON), has appealed to the striking lecturers to be more logical in their demands.
While federal government had gone ahead to inject N130 billion into the university system through the various governing councils to be expended on infrastructural development and payment of earned allowances, ASUU backed out of further talks citing insincerity on the part of government.
The group in a communiqué jointly signed by the National Coordinator, Temitope Fadahunsi and National Secretary Ahmed Yahaya after an emergency meeting in Abuja, over the weekend, also carpeted the union for recently criticising the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), an intervention agency of the Federal Government.
Fadahunsi said, “The issue ASUU is fighting for boils down to proper funding and what Nigerians need is for the tertiary education sector to function optimally, we implore ASUU to be logical in their argument on some issues as regards the betterment of education in Nigeria”.
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