- Nigerians have said granting public universities autonomy will end frequent ASUU strike
- The union has been on strike since November 4, and is yet to reach an agreement with the federal government for the strike to be called off
- Nigerians on Facebook and Twitter responded to a poll conducted by Legit.ng, in which they were asked whether granting government-owned universities would end continuous strike by ASUU
As the lingering industrial action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) continues, Nigerians are of the opinion that granting public universities autonomy will end frequent strike by the union.
Legit.ng conducted a poll on its Twitter and Facebook pages, asking Nigerians if giving government-owned universities autonomy would end continuous strike by ASUU.
On Facebook, 64% of respondents believed that giving government-owned universities autonomy would end continuous strike by ASUU, while 36% believed that giving the institutions autonomy would not end the strike.
In the same vein, 71% respondents on Twitter believed that giving government-owned universities autonomy would end continuous strike by ASUU, while 29% of respondents believed that giving the institutions autonomy would not end the strike.
See the poll below:
Recall that ASUU has been on strike since November 4 over demands that federal government should honour previous agreements it reached with the union. The union also wants the federal government to properly fund Nigerian universities among other things.
Nigerian students have been idle since then, while their academic pursuits have been put on hold due to the lingering strike by the union. Even though the union and the federal government have been having series of meetings, they are yet to reach an agreement, and the strike is yet to be called off.
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Legit.ng previously reported that another meeting ended on Monday night, December 10, without an immediate resolution of the dispute between the federal government and the ASUU.
The meeting, which was held at the federal ministry of labour, was to find a lasting solution to the ongoing strike by the university lecturers.
Since the strike commenced on November 4, at least four other meetings had been held between both parties before Monday’s meeting.
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