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Provided all the details in our disposal are true here are the latest news on ASUU strike as of Today Monday, November 2019
ASUU has been on strike since at least 2 weeks and there is no progress in discussion between the ASUU union and the federal government of Nigeria. As both parties have not found the common ground.

ASUU in the latest news has vowed to continue the strike until its demands are meant to the letter while the FG led by the minister of Labour has pleaded with the strike union to reconsider their decisions as students are suffering.

HEre are the major headlines from Nigerian Newspapers on Strike Strike. WE have covered Vanguard news ASUU news update, PUnch, Dailypost and Guardian NEwspapers on news about ASUU strike.


Strike: FG, ASUU hold another crucial meeting today


The Federal Government is expected to hold another emergency meeting with the Academic Staff Union of Universities on Monday in a bid to end the ongoing strike in public universities.

The last meeting between the two parties took place on November 15. Despite the meeting lasting for six hours, the strike was not called off because no agreement was reached.

Our correspondent learnt on Sunday that today’s meeting would again focus on the issues in the 2017 Memorandum of Action, which the union claimed the Federal Government had neglected.


Public universities lecturers began their strike on November 5, saying the Federal Government had failed to implement the key areas of focus contained in the MoA.

From a copy of the FG/ASUU 2017 agreement obtained by our correspondent, the issues still under contention are the funding of public universities, earned academic allowances, salary shortfalls and pension matters. PUNCH NEWS

ASUU Strike: Lecturers vow to continue until demands

As the industrial action embarked on by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) enters its fourth week, the union has vowed not to return to class until its demands are met.

This was disclosed in a statement by the ASUU National President, Biodun Ogunyemi, on Sunday.

PREMIUM TIMES reported how the lecturers commenced an indefinite strike on November 5 for reasons including government’s failure to adhere to previous agreements and poor funding of universities.

Ten days after the declaration of the strike, the first meeting between the Nigerian government and the lecturers ended without resolution of the dispute.

After the meeting, Mr Ogunyemi said the government appears insincere in relating with the lecturers.

In his statement on Sunday, Mr Ogunyemi said the union’s “struggle is still alive,” and the strike would continue. Premium times on News

Our struggle still alive, strike continues – ASUU


The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said that its “struggle is still alive,” and will not return to class until its demands are met. This was disclosed in a statement by the ASUU National President, Biodun Ogunyemi, on Sunday.


Mr Ogunyemi said the union’s “struggle is still alive,” and the strike would continue. “We met with the Honourable Minister of Education in line with our tradition to honour all invitations with openness to meaningful discussion of issues contained in our demand, so far, nothing concrete has come out of the meetings; rather it is still a projection of their ‘keep-them talking’ culture.



Big toll as ASUU strike lingers


The strike embarked on by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is taking a big toll on students as it has disrupted the academic calendar and affected the call up of graduating students for the Batch C orientation programme of the mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

More heartbreaking was the death of 11 students of the University of Maiduguri, who perished when the inter-city commuter bus they boarded in Maiduguri to return home in Gombe was involved in a ghastly crash while several of their mates sustained severe injuries.

A Sunday Sun report from across the country showed gloom in the various federal and state universities occasioned by the effects of the ongoing strike.

A visit to the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) revealed that most of the students had already vacated the school premises as a result of the ASUU strike, although few of them were still seen at their various hostels outside the school compound.

Offices of the lecturers of the institution were locked, but the non-academic staffers were engaged in their normal administrative work.

The Public Relations Officer of the institution, Mrs Nwelue, told Sunday Sun that besides the ASUU strike disrupting the school calendar, the university authorities were missing the students.

She pleaded with the Federal Government to reopen negotiation with ASUU in a bid to ending the strike, adding that the students were eager to come back to their classrooms.

Also the Chairman of ASUU-FUTO, Christopher Echereobia, disclosed that the local body decided to join in the strike after the Federal Government reneged on the 2012/2013 agreement on the revitalization of public universities based on the memorandum of understanding signed with ASUU.

He noted that the union advocated for reconstitution of the current government team with a leader and chairman who has the interest of the nation and its people at heart.

He disclosed that another major reason for embarking on the strike was that they wanted the payment of all arrears of shortfall in salaries to all universities that have met the verification requirements of the Presidential Initiative on Continuous Audit (PICA).

Echereobia stressed that “the strike will be a no-teaching, no-examination and no-attendance to statutory meetings of any kind.”

Meanwhile, the students of the institution have appealed to the Federal Government and ASUU to go back to the roundtable and reach a favourable compromise.

One of the students, Onyinyechi Eze, noted that she has become bored by staying at home and expressed strong desire to go back to school to resume lectures.

“Whatever the two parties are doing, they should know that we are the ones suffering it. It would be difficult to cover up the semester’s lessons. Besides, staying at home has not been easy for me,” Miss Eze said.

Another student, Basil Egejuru said: “Of what use is the strike, at the end of the day, the Federal Government will still renege on its promises. Students like me are the ones suffering the effect of the strike.”


NANS seeks immediate intervention in ASUU strike


The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) is seeking the immediate intervention of the federal government towards returning students back to the lecture rooms.
The students have decried the incessant strike in the education sector stating the need for a declaration of a state of emergency in the education sector.
The NANS Zone A Coordinator, Umar Faruk Lawal made this declaration during a peaceful protest in Minna tagged ‘Save Education Rally’.
According to Lawal, the students are not happy with the federal government especially with the way the government has been handling the education sector with levity.
He urged government to meet the demands of the Unions in the tertiary institutions or negotiate with them to come to an agreement.
“We are not happy with the federal government, all our institutions are shut down, we are not happy with the way things are going in the education system. Nigeria students should be called back to the classrooms.
“We are not happy that all our institutions are shut down by ASUU, COEASU and NASU. Federal government should look into the sector and do something about it. The students are not happy sitting down at home. “

ASUU strike and the future of the nation – Part II

How do you make sense of the seeming nonsense – seeming because ours is now a world where relativity of truth has now taken the toga of divinity-that the best way to ensure progress of the university system is for to become locales of ‘peace’; like that of the graveyard; that the best way to ensure the production of stellar graduates for the present and the future is to guarantee stable academic calendar?

Yes. Stable academic calendar is no doubt fundamental to quality knowledge generation, knowledge distribution and knowledge acquisition.

But I have equally found some reasoning, and permit my pursuit of that like the honey’s bee’s pursuit of beautiful flowers, in Tom Robbin (1993) when he says ‘true stability results when presumed order and presumed disorder are balanced; that a truly stable system expects the unexpected; (it) is prepared to be disrupted; (it) waits to be transformed.”

In other words, the assumption that ASUU takes pleasure like the Yoruba aphorism would say “in wearing the same trousers’ with the government- that is taking conflictual posture with government-is jejune and completely asinine.

It is jejune simply because it seeks to validate the other assumption that an heir to a heritage would derive pleasure in presiding over its liquidation; that members of the Union, most of whom are also parents with children in our universities across the federation do not want the best for their children and by extension for themselves.

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