ASUU Agrees to Call Off Strike, Gives conditions as they Meet with FG Today

Date: 25-11-2013 6:57 am (7 years ago) | Author: chide
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VARSITY teachers have agreed to suspend their five months old strike, The Nation learnt yesterday.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has given three conditions to be tabled before President Goodluck Jonathan today. If the terms are acceptable to the Federal Government, the union will call off the strike.
The ASUU leadership has banned its local chapters and zonal chairmen from talking to the media until after the session with the President.
ASUU President Dr. Nasir Issa Fagge and other leaders of the union were being expected in Abuja last night.
According to a source, who was part of the ASUU session at Mambayya House in Kano, the conditions are: •commitment from the President that any review or reconsideration or renegotiation of the 2009 Agreement will not substantially affect the pact which is the cause of the ongoing strike;
•immediate payment of all outstanding salary arrears and allowances of varsity teachers without victimization; and
•a written commitment from the President that the Federal Government will commit N225billion annually to the funding of universities for the next four years.
There is a fourth condition, which is said to be “personal” to ASUU, bordering on the need to be wary of gradual loss of public sympathy.
The union leaders were said to have recognised public goodwill for the strike and the need to avert any action that could erode such confidence.
The source said: “Our leaders are meeting with the President on Monday to table these conditions. Once the President accepts these three terms, the strike will be called off.
“In principle, members voted about 60-40 per cent to call off the strike, but they added a caveat – that ASUU leaders should extract a commitment (signed and sealed) from the President.
The union is said to have insisted on the three conditions because during talks with the Federal Government, it was apparent that the government wanted a renegotiation of the 2009 Agreement.
“If ASUU had accepted to renegotiate the entire Agreement , it means there will be no basis for the ongoing strike. The worst that can happen is either having the abridged version of the 2009 Agreement or a phased implementation of the document,” the source added.
The Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA), Ondo State became at the weekend the third institution to break ranks with the striking union.
It asked its students to return to the campus today. Lecture are to start on December 2, according to the Registrar, Mr. Bamidele Olotu.
Enugu State University of Technology (ESUT), Enugu, and the Ibrahim Badamosi University, Lapai, in Niger State had earlier directed the reopening of the schools.
The registrar directed students to begin their registration on the school portal immediately.
AAUA Student Union President Julius Adeniyi welcomed the resumption plan and assured his fellow students of a hitch-free semester.
He said: “We are dying and wasting away our time at home; and I am backing my Vice Chancellor on the resumption date. We are coming in and nothing will happen.”
SOURCE: NIGERIAN NEWS UPDATES

Posted: at 25-11-2013 06:57 AM (7 years ago) | Newbie
- petrick10 at 25-11-2013 08:43 AM (7 years ago)
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Ok dem don tire
Posted: at 25-11-2013 08:43 AM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- dareper at 25-11-2013 09:15 AM (7 years ago)
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That will be nice
Posted: at 25-11-2013 09:15 AM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- paulohking at 25-11-2013 09:16 AM (7 years ago)
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let's wait and see Roll Eyes
Posted: at 25-11-2013 09:16 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- winace at 25-11-2013 09:16 AM (7 years ago)
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Gud. Wen will they reach an agreement. I give kudos to those university opening
Posted: at 25-11-2013 09:16 AM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- PeacetoU at 25-11-2013 09:17 AM (7 years ago)
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I pray it work
Posted: at 25-11-2013 09:17 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Solidstonez at 25-11-2013 09:18 AM (7 years ago)
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OK

Posted: at 25-11-2013 09:18 AM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Gudnex22 at 25-11-2013 09:19 AM (7 years ago)
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Just passing by
Posted: at 25-11-2013 09:19 AM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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- jossy4reall at 25-11-2013 09:37 AM (7 years ago)
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I C

Posted: at 25-11-2013 09:37 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- chylind5 at 25-11-2013 10:11 AM (7 years ago)
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Enugu State University has already opened, with or without Asuu, na them sabi.
Posted: at 25-11-2013 10:11 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- firstborn77 at 25-11-2013 12:11 PM (7 years ago)
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ASUU is a pain in the ass.Hope all  Nigerian students go after them.
Posted: at 25-11-2013 12:11 PM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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- micc at 25-11-2013 02:20 PM (7 years ago)
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I dey hear una
Posted: at 25-11-2013 02:20 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- vicklove at 25-11-2013 02:41 PM (7 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 25-11-2013 02:41 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Shegzan at 25-11-2013 07:33 PM (7 years ago)
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Kk#

Posted: at 25-11-2013 07:33 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- EmekaBlue at 26-11-2013 12:51 AM (7 years ago)
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I tire to read asuu matter..phyuk both fg & asuu leaders
Posted: at 26-11-2013 12:51 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- suredon2011 at 26-11-2013 09:07 AM (7 years ago)
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nice if it work
Posted: at 26-11-2013 09:07 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- elhassanb at 26-11-2013 11:27 AM (7 years ago)
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That is gud
Posted: at 26-11-2013 11:27 AM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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- Lonju at 26-11-2013 11:53 AM (7 years ago)
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Asuu should go and sleep , their own too much self wetin ? Bloody people fighting for their pocket in disguise for their love for students and the educational system and at the end check them out exploiting students anyhow , crazy people better go back to school and forget these nonsence .

Posted: at 26-11-2013 11:53 AM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- blinks4u at 26-11-2013 04:20 PM (7 years ago)
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Ok that's good
Posted: at 26-11-2013 04:20 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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