President Tinubu's FG Dissolves Governing Boards of Federal Universities, ASUU Reacts

President Tinubu's FG Dissolves Governing Boards of Federal Universities, ASUU Reacts

  • The recent move by the federal government in the education sector has fuelled debates in the polity
  • Reacting, ASUU faulted the federal government under President Bola Tinubu over the dissolution of governing councils in Nigerian universities
  • The academic board described the move by Tinubu's FG as extremely unpleasant and urged it to reconsider its decision

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Benue State, Makurdi - The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has reacted to the federal government’s decision to dissolve the governing boards in universities across Nigeria.

Bola Tinubu, FG
Tinubu's government dissolved the governing councils of federal universities. Photo credit: Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
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Daily Trust reported that on Thursday, August 10, ASUU decried the move and called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu's led government to reverse the decision that they described as an obnoxious one.

The union noted that it is "extremely unpleasant" for the FG to dissolve the councils without completing their tenures of office and without "due recourse to the university laws".

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ASUU reveals how FG's move will affect Nigerian universities

The national vice chairman of ASUU, Comrade Christopher Piwuna, of the University of Jos, spoke at the Joseph Sarwuaan Tarka University Makurdi (JOSTUM), formerly called the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi (FUAM), in Benue state.

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He noted that the move is a disservice to Nigerian universities, The Sun Newspaper reported.

UNILAG reportedly increases tuition fees

The management of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, has reportedly increased its school fee from N16,000 to over N100,000.

A circular shared by a Twitter user, @Ijebu__Doctor, revealed that students without Lab/Studio use are to pay N100,750, students with Lab/Studio use will pay N140,250 while medical Students will N190,250.

The Vice Chancellor of UNILAG, Prof. Folasade Ogunsola, disclosed the proposed fees for undergraduate students of the school during a meeting with the representatives of non-teaching staff unions.

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Polytechnic lecturers embark on indefinite strike

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) in the Federal Polytechnic, Ekowe, Bayelsa State, have embarked on an indefinite strike over poor working conditions.

The chairman of ASUP, Comrade Agada Franklin and general secretary, Justin, made this known in a communique they both signed on Monday, July 10 in Yenegoa, the Bayelsa state capital.

The lecturers said the decision to embark on an indefinite strike was hinged on the non-implementation of promotion arrears, unpaid academic allowances and poor working conditions.


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