The chairman of the University Academic Staff Union (ASUU), Awka branch of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Comrade Steve Ufoaro, has attributed the prolonged strike by ASUU to the continued failure of the Federal Government to implement the agreements with the Union and its other responsibilities to Nigerian universities.
While speaking with some selected journalists about the update of the FG / ASUU strike in Awka, on Saturday, Comrade Ufoaro listed the main controversial topics such as Revitalization Funds, Recommendations from visiting panels on the needs of universities and academic assignments. earned and integrated payroll and personnel information. System (IPPIS) that the union insists is not healthy for an effective university system in the country.
He said that the demands of the University Academic Staff Union are for the effective funding and management of Nigerian Universities and not just for the well-being of Teachers who accuse the Federal Government of delaying the first agreements with the Union.
Another Nnamdi Azikiwe University professor and CEO of a non-governmental organization, the Society for Equity, Justice and Peace, SEJUP, Dr. Emma Ezenwaji, lamented the impact of the strike, including the fact that students have almost missed an academic year while they were new. Admissions have not yet been granted admission, possibility of some students engaging in some vices due to non-academic activities and idleness, while university professors have been owed salaries for months.
Due expressed the hope that with the outcome of the meeting of the Federal Government and the Union of Academic Personnel of Universities last week, there are indications that the labor dispute will be resolved soon, as the Union’s leadership must review the latest development .