Why ASUU Went On Strike and when the strike will end!

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    On Wednesday may 18th, the national president Academic staff Union of universities ASUU, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi has declared an indefinite strike. The strike was due to the increment of the fuel pump price which the union described as obnoxious and callous policy of fuel price increment, thisday newspaper reported.

    According to NUS, The ASUU strike was prompted due to the governments failure to fulfill the promise made after the union’s 6montys industrial strike in 2013.
    According to the UNIZIK chapter of the union, Comrade Dennis Aribidor, alongside members of his executive and some senior members of the chapter lamented on the governments failure to improve the teaching and learning conditions in the university.

    “No government-owned university (federal or state) has received funding to improve the teaching and learning conditions from the N200 billion earmarked for revitalizing of university education in 2014. No university (federal or state) has received money to pay arrears of earned allowances owed staff from 2009 – 2013 as agreed with government, apart from the 30 per cent released during the strike.” -Comr. Aribidor said

    The Union sent a memo to all her on Tuesday mobilising them for a mass resistance . The mass action which commenced on Wednesday have resulted to a shutdown of most Nigerian tertiary institution;
    Nnamdi Azikiwe university according to our correspondence have been on a shut down for the past two days.

    Other universities that have embarked on the strike includes; Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Anambra, Ebonyi state university, university of Ibadan, imo state university and host of others.
     
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