11 state faculties keep away from ASUU, FG threatens unions

As many as 11 state universities aren’t collaborating within the strike introduced by the Educational Employees Union of Universities.

Our correspondents reported on Monday that tutorial actions happened in universities owned by Osun, Rivers, Delta, Borno, Anambra, Kwara and Akwa Ibom, in addition to the three state-owned universities Lagos.

Additionally within the run-up to the Nationwide Universities Fee assembly with the vice chancellors and pro-cancellors of federal universities at the moment (Tuesday), the federal authorities vowed Monday to finish the strike tradition in tertiary establishments within the nation.

However when the strike by ASUU entered its 204th day, academics from some state universities didn’t go on strike.

Lecturers from two universities owned by Rivers State, Ajuru College of Training, Port Harcourt and Rivers State College, Port Harcourt, didn’t take part within the strike.

At Ignatius Ajuru College of Training, Port Harcourt, tutorial actions have been ongoing as lots of the college students have been writing exams on Monday.

A senior Political Science pupil, Grasp Ovum Amadi, mentioned in an interview with The PUNCH that he was getting ready for his exams subsequent week. He mentioned: “The exams have began. These on the 200 degree have began.”

When contacted, a member of the ASUU mentioned within the college, Dr. Mandah Stanley, that the union within the establishment is in courtroom over plenty of management points.

The college spokesperson, Dr. Ngozi Okiridu, mentioned the establishment had been dismissed for 2 predominant causes. had no cause to affix the strike.

She mentioned the college is a instructor coaching institute, including: “Governor Nyesom Wike pays our salaries punctually each month. He has no day of failure to pay.”

Our correspondent additionally famous that there was tutorial exercise happening at Osun State College.

The appearing president of the ASUU on the college, Dr. Weinde Olaosebikan, mentioned academics on the establishment didn’t be a part of the continuing strike as a result of the division was suspended by ASUU’s nationwide management.

Delta State College, Abraka, was additionally in session regardless of ASUU’s place division within the college.

A pupil, who spoke to our correspondent on situation of anonymity, mentioned that the second semester examination was underway on the college.

However the ASUU chairman DELSU chapter, Prof Godwin Demaki mentioned that his members weren’t working among the many academics.

He mentioned: “DELSU has greater than 300 academics of which roughly 200 are full members of ASUU.

“The remainder have but to affix the union and these are those who go to lecture halls to show and so they do it in disguise as a result of in the event that they see us attempting to power the strike, they are going to run.”

The Technical College, Ibadan is just not affected by the strike. The college owned by the state authorities of Oyo is a paying varsity.

The PR officer of the Technical College, Mr. Akeem Lasisi, informed our correspondent that the college was not affected by an incessant strike by the ASUU.

Anambra’s state-owned firm Chukwuemeka Odumekwu Ojukwu College, Igbariam, can also be not affected by the strike.

The college’s public relations officer, Dr Harrison Madubueze, who spoke on the cellphone with certainly one of our correspondents on Monday, mentioned the establishment has by no means been a part of the ASUU strike, to be able to however to say nothing of it.

However the chairman of the varsity’s ASUU division, Osita Chiaghanam, declined to touch upon the matter. A 200 pupil from the Division of Social Sciences, Rebecca Uzor, mentioned the scholars didn’t know if ASUU was on strike as a result of they weren’t affected, and mentioned regular lectures have been in progress undisturbed within the establishment.

Regular lectures have been held on Monday at Kwara State College, Malete within the state’s Moro Native Authorities Space.

PUNCH correspondent famous Monday that KWASU college students have been taking their examination that began two weeks in the past.

Makes an attempt to steer the chairman of the KWASU division of ASUU, Dr. Salau Sheu, reached on Monday, didn’t yield any outcomes as he didn’t reply to calls to his cellphone quantity, however he beforehand informed the correspondent in an earlier interview that the academics within the establishment haven’t joined the strike because of a clause within the ASUU Structure that exempts new members from collaborating in industrial motion till a sure interval.

An ASUU member at Lagos State College, Ojo, Dr. Gbenga Owolabi of the Division of Mass Communications, defined that LASU didn’t take part within the ongoing strike of the ASUU as a result of the union’s nationwide physique changed the present ASUU-LASU officers who have been handpicked by the previous LASU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Lanre Fagboun after he fired the 4 executives of ASUU-LASU.

In the meantime, the federal authorities has mentioned it’s contemplating plenty of choices to finish the incessant strikes in tertiary establishments throughout the nation.

This was introduced in a doc entitled “Industrial Relations – Tertiary Training”, ready by the Minister of Training, Adamu Adamu and made out there completely to certainly one of our correspondents in Abuja .

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