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ASUU Strike 2013 Latest News Update: Nigerian Teachers Union Gives FG 2 Weeks

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Sept 27, 2013 – ASUU Strike 2013 Latest News Update: Nigerian Teachers Union Gives FG 2 Weeks Ultimatum

The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) on Thursday gave a two-week ultimatum to the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, to resolve the strike embarked upon by university lecturers since 1 July.

The NUT President, Mr Michael Olukoya, gave the ultimatum in Abuja at the end of the union’s meeting with teachers’ representatives across the country.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that ASUU, had on July 1, embarked on a strike it described as “comprehensive, total and indefinite”.

The lecturers are protesting the non-implementation of some issues, contained in an agreement the union had entered into with the Federal Government since 2009.

Olukoya said that members of the union would not hesitate to close down the nation’s schools, if the two parties failed to reach agreement after two weeks.

He described the current ASUU strike “as nationalistic, patriotic and self-sacrificing.

“We will not hesitate to shut down the education system in the country, if the government fails to fulfil or honour the agreement it entered into with the lecturers.”

The NUT president said that Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo’s call for a complete over-haul of teachers’ qualification as unacceptable to the NUT.

He said that the blame should be put on the doorsteps of the employers and not teachers.

“NUT will forever be proud of all its teachers, believing that all employment agencies are corruption-free, disciplined and quality conscious in their employment drives.”

Olukoya also urged the governors of Kogi, Benue and Cross River to honour the agreement they made with teachers on the payment of 27.5 per cent teachers salary structure.

[News Agency Of Nigeria]



  1. say no to Islam

    September 27, 2013 at 12:54 AM

    let everybody ignore public universities, I will set up a very affordable university for y’ll

  2. bezo

    September 27, 2013 at 6:36 AM

    This people is just crazy, we student are enjoying the strike, I’m now learning business, 2weeks from now I will do my freedom, I just learn it for only 3mnths that we are at home, so I see no reason why the others should not join me, lazy student go and learn handwork

    • Neekee

      September 28, 2013 at 10:09 AM

      @bezo if u r tired of schoolin just quit nd stop wastin ur parents money.idiot

    • Oparem

      September 28, 2013 at 10:59 AM

      u don madt o

    • omorglad

      October 25, 2013 at 10:13 AM

      There is a wise saying that “when two elephants fight, it is the grasses that suffer” ASUU and FG are the two elephants now and we students are the grasses that suffer. please FG and ASUU, we are losing our trusts, we are tired of all these deciectful actions of urs!!! the more u delay us, d more u ar delaying this nation’s future.what do u expect student to do again? where is d money to go into apprenticeship? some parents are only managing to send their heirs to school! stop waisting the time of thhe less privilege.
      It shows we don’t have good leaders, if not dis strike issue should av bn resolved. imagine, the strike is entering g fifth month, sincerely speaking we lack leaders! stop comparing us with the two yrs strike of Ghanna

  3. honourable

    September 27, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    fg should pls answer asuu and lets us go bak to skul we ar tired oh

  4. okereke probity

    September 27, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    let FG agree with ASUU. We d student are tired of staying at home pls. I also want to use this medium/opportunity to advice some student to fine smth doing because nobody knw when dis strike will be over.

  5. I G

    September 27, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    Help us beg both parties we don tire!

  6. Prince Alexander

    September 28, 2013 at 7:05 AM

    I do respect ASSU for dia Antrepidity!
    I also respect FG for dia Inclination!
    I moreso respect student student for dia Mettlesome!
    But pls let’s finally fear God nd puzzle out dis issue of strike !!!

  7. Cj boy

    September 28, 2013 at 7:50 AM

    I thank the Fg,for giving me the opportunity to attain to my project,while on strike.Let them call off the strike on january 1st,am not begging them o.You think they dont have young children like us,they do.

  8. Oparem

    September 28, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    u don madt o

  9. suleman

    September 28, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    the educational standard of every society determines the rate at wic such a society grow or prosper, its up to you our leaders cuz an addage says “he who pays the pipper dictates the truth

  10. Lewis ekumoh

    September 28, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    FG & ASUU should resolve their differences & call off d strike cos its really not funny anymore.

  11. Rabiu yero

    September 29, 2013 at 1:42 PM

    ASUU u have to call off the strike or we can fine other place to study bcos our brain cannot tolerate anykind of decieveness.

  12. omoniyi Jeje

    September 29, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    very well then, and like my friend, lecturer and mentor would say “this country is in a state of ENTROPY”.with ASUU as the real measure of the uncertainty of the energy that is though left in the particles (i.e students) rather considered as useless since it can virtually do no work again.But the greatest calamity would happen should the same ASSU failed on is course to achieve any goal in this battle against degradation of the Nigerian universities (as a result of poor/lack of laboratory equipment among others)
    Therefore, I urge ASUU to press on, maybe this time we will have it right at least for once. Is a battle to finish!


    September 29, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    Pls may God help us for the case of asuu strike. In jesus name we pray

  14. Ubani patrick

    September 29, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    Lets end d strike to uphold our educational integrity

  15. George

    October 13, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    Government should know that ASUU knows that they have the money.If that’s the case then the FG ironically mocks ‘US’ the students by refusing to pay the money and feed us with the crap that ‘youths are the future of tomorrow. How can that be when they’re bringing the educational system to its knees. Nigeria! What a country.

  16. Catechist Donatus

    October 15, 2013 at 7:07 AM

    JONATHAN!!! Remember that this is never what we bargain 4 when we voted u into dat seat. Resolve ur case with ASUU,4 d sake of d frustrated students. Our counterparts in other countries are laughing at us.

  17. Sylvia Justine

    October 21, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    NIGERIA!! should really buckle up, the corruption in dis country is way pass us

  18. anon nymous

    June 10, 2014 at 2:59 PM

    this is why i like private schools… eg landmark university, na just high school fees

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