- The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has resolved to embark on better conditions of service of its members despite all odds
- Biodun Ogunyemi, the ASUU national president, said the speedy completion of the renegotiation of the 2009 ASUU-FGN agreement would bring about better conditions of service for the members
- The most senior professor in the Nigerian public universities currently earns approximately 417,000 Naira
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As the strike embarked by the Academic Staff Union of Universities enters thirteen weeks, the union on Tuesday, June 16, said the speedy completion of the renegotiation of the 2009 ASUU-FGN agreement would birth new conditions of service, enhanced salaries for Nigerian academics and improved infrastructure for Nigerian public universities.
Legit.ng's regional reporter in Ibadan, Ridwan Kolawole, reports that the union's national president, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, noted that “efforts by agents of the government to derail the strike, through deflection of IPPIS contraption and denial of salaries have failed because the union was fighting a just cause.”
In a strike bulletin, he personally signed and made available to Legit.ng through the chairman University of Ibadan chapter of the union, Prof. Ayo Akinwole, Professor Ogunyemi maintained that the ongoing strike is predicated on getting revitalization fund and unpaid earned academic allowances.
He said others include; ensuring that the government sets up and conduct visitation to universities, addresses the proliferation of state universities and issues of governance in them and the conclusion of the renegotiation of the 2009 ASUU-FGN agreement.
The ASUU president stressed that her members have remained resolute to get a better working environment and conditions of service, despite unpaid salaries of thousands of academics by the federal government and payment of distorted and amputated salaries to thousands of ASUU members.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that ASUU lambasted the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige and declared him the minister of dispute escalation and disinformation.
In another report, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) set 160 and above as the cut-off mark for admission into universities across the country for the 2020/2021 academic session.
JAMB made the disclosure in an announcement by its registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede in Abuja on Tuesday, June 16.
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