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Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Bayelsa state university joins ASUU strike, seeks students’ understanding


The Academic Staff Union of Universities, Niger Delta University chapter, has joined its national union in the one-week warning strike to protest the non-implementation of 2009 agreement with the Federal Government.
At a news conference on Wednesday at the auditorium of the NDU in Amassoma,  Bayelsa State, the Chairman of NDU ASUU, Dr. Stanley Ogoun, said though the strike was painful, the prevailing conditions in the nation’s ivory tower had made the industrial action an unavoidable option.
He therefore called on students, parents and people of the state to understand that the actions of the academic staff were geared towards resisting and frustrating the attempt by the ruling class to commercialise and privatise university education in Nigeria.
He said if the protesting lecturers failed to stand on the side of the truth, posterity would not forgive them.
“We must not allow our collective future to be mortgaged,” he stated.
He said the current action was compelled by failure of negotiations and several entreaties from the ASUU since 2014 to date and the current trend in some states where staff salaries were sacrificed on the altar of other exigencies.
He said the warning strike was informed by some infractions of the 2013 Memorandum of Understanding and some state governments’ policies.
He mentioned the non-release of funding for revitalisation of public universities based on the FGN-ASUU MoU of 2009 and 2013 as a compelling reason for the strike.
He also said the strike became imperative because of non-release of subventions to state universities by their visitors,  issues bordering on salaries of lecturers and the refusal to pay Earned Academic Allowance of lecturers.
The ASUU Chairman further stated that non-payment of salaries of staff in the Staff Primary Schools was another compelling reason the lecturers embarked on the warning strike.
He advocated the exemption of universities from the Treasury Single Account policy, saying that only government parastals, agencies and departments that were revenue earners that should key into the TSA.
Ogoun berated some state governments that were establishing private universities with taxpayers money but refused to adequately fund public universities.
He said such a move if not halted would continue to stifle the development of higher education,  saying it was such a bad practice that had drastically affected the primary and secondary education across the country.

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