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]

21 thoughts on “ASUU Strike 2013 Latest News Update: Nigerian Teachers Union Gives FG 2 Weeks

  1. 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

    • 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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 !!!

  4. 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.

  5. 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

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

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

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