February 24, 2024
No retreat, no surrender: ASUU rules out returning to classes through court order

No retreat, no surrender: ASUU rules out returning to classes through court order

  • ASUU has reiterated that it won’t be forced to return to classrooms by a court ruling.
  • This comes after the National Industrial Court of Arbitration might rule, obliging the association to act in this manner.
  • Emmanuel Osodeke, national president of ASUU, claims that this is equivalent to ordering doctors to treat patients.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has announced that the union cannot be forced to return to classes following the anticipated ruling of the National Industrial Court of Arbitration.

According to the Guardian Newspaper, this was revealed by Emmanuel Osodeke, the national president of ASUU, during a conversation with Femi Gbajabiamila, the speaker of the House of Representatives.

Osodeke, who was joined by ASUU officials, compared the situation to a court order compelling a physician to treat a patient.

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Osodeke went on to say that ASUU is not to responsible for the shutdown of public universities. In the next ten years, universities, which enroll more than 95% of all students, run the risk of deteriorating to the level of public basic schools, he said.

The strike will soon come to a conclusion

ASUU boss proclaims following major agreements with Representatives The protracted strike called by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), however, appears to be coming to an end shortly.

Emmanuel Osodeke, the ASUU president, pointed out that in “The strike issue will be handled in the very near future.

This was said by Osodeke on Tuesday, September 20, following a meeting with the House of Representatives’ leadership in Abuja. Femi Gbajabiamila, the speaker of the House, has claimed that some resolutions had been reached with the union.

The National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission (NSIWC), the accountant general of the federation, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), the auditor general of the federation, and other parties have so far been invited by the lower chamber to discuss the agreement reached with the union.

No retreat, no surrender: ASUU rules out returning to classes through court order

 

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