ASUU Reacts To Registration Of 2 New Tertiary Education Unions By FG, Says It's Inconsequential

Date: 05-10-2022 8:07 am (1 month ago) | Author: onuigbo felicia
- at 5-10-2022 08:07 AM (1 month ago)

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has reacted to the registration of two new tertiary education unions by the Federal Government.

In a chat with Vanguard newspaper, National President of ASUU, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, said the action was inconsequential to ASUU as an association.

“That does not in any way affect us,” he said. “We are a disciplined and focused union and we know what we are doing and what we are after. Let them register as many unions as they like. That is inconsequential as far as we are concerned. We are not also in any way threatened. The sky is big enough for birds to fly.

“We know our members, we know our strength and we also know what our vision and mission are. Our members are not saboteurs or bootlickers . Our struggle is for a better educational system in the country. If the system is good, all of us will benefit and it is not only ASUU members’ children and wards that are going to benefit from improved funding and the provision of better facilities in our institutions.”

The Federal Government earlier on Tuesday had registered the National Association of Medical and Dental Academics (NAMDA) and the Congress of Nigerian University Academics (CONUA).

CONUA is a union for lecturers across the nation’s universities and it is led by a lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Niyi Sunmonu.

It is not clear what the implication of recognising the bodies will be on the seven month-long industrial action embarked upon by ASUU.

Posted: at 5-10-2022 08:07 AM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
- fineboy77 at 5-10-2022 09:35 AM (1 month ago)
Divide and rule in our academic system too by this APC Govt?

Posted: at 5-10-2022 09:35 AM (1 month ago) | Hero
- gogoman at 5-10-2022 11:59 AM (1 month ago)
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Posted: at 5-10-2022 11:59 AM (1 month ago) | Grande Master