ASUU Prepares to Begin Nationwide Strike Over 2017 Agreement with FG - Campus Trends


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ASUU Prepares to Begin Nationwide Strike Over 2017 Agreement with FG

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is preparing to begin on a nationwide strike soon.

The Bauchi Zonal Coordinator of ASUU said if the federal government (FG) fails to implement the 2017 FGN/ASUU agreement the strike will begin.
Prof. Lawan Abubakar at a news conference on Thursday in Jos, expressed surprise that the federal government (FG) has yet to implement the agreements aimed at revitalising public universities, as agreed in 2017.

In his words;
“ASUU and the federal government signed an agreement on the revitalisation of the universities and the payment of arrears of Earned Academic Allowances (EAA). We also agreed that the EAA be captured in 2018 universities budgets.

“We also agreed on the need for adequate budgetary allocation to education in line with the UNESCO minimum standard of 26 per cent,” he said.

The Zonal Coordinator also regretted that only 7 per cent of the total 2018 budget was allocated to the education sector, and called for the immediate release of the N20 billion revitalisation funding.

He enjoined members of the public to put pressure on the federal government (FG) to live up to its national responsibility by honouring agreements and MoUs so as to avoid disruptions in academic activities across Universities in the country.

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