Strike: NANS Talking Out Of Ignorance, Says ASUU

ASUU MEETING WITH VICE PRESIDENT NAMADI SAMBO IN ABUJA RECENTLY
ASUU MEETING WITH VICE PRESIDENT NAMADI SAMBO IN ABUJA RECENTLY

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has been asked to get its facts right concerning the lingering strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

The students’ body had condemned ASUU for prolonging the strike despite certain concessions made by the Federal Government and had threatened to drag the varsity lecturers to court for keeping students at home for more than three months.

The chairman of ASUU, Kogi State University chapter, Sylvester Ukwuteno weekend said NANS was ignorant and insisted that the strike will not be called off until all the decisions contained in the 2009 agreement are implemented.

“We want people to know that the Federal Government is deceiving Nigerians and that ASUU will not go back to the classroom until public universities across the country are revitalized. NANS members are talking based on ignorance because the strike is not just about welfare. We are poor people like other Nigerians, who do not have money to send their children to private universities, but infrastructure in public schools are dilapidated. We have resolved that until our agreement is honoured, the strike would not be called off. We have to fight now to save the future of children of the poor,” he said.

Mr. Ukwuteno added: “It is better to delay the system than to allow public education system in the country to collapse. We believe posterity will not forgive us if we fail to act now. Agreement is a covenant that must be honoured”.

-Daily Trust

16 Comments

  • I must with all sense of humility appreciate your response to the NANS unguided position of abject ignorance. I just want to ask how much NANS was paid by the FG to carry out their empty court threat? Our struggle is a collective resolve to safe the Nigerian University System from total annihilation. Aluta continua.

  • let b frank wit our self ASUU are claiming rite of no going back untill their agreement is been implement
    QUESTION TO ASUU
    HOW CLEAN AND FAITHFUL ARE U TO THIS JOB IS IT RIGHT FOR YOU AS A LECTURER TO B EMPLOY INTO AN INSTITUTION AND BE LECTURER IN ABOUT TWO TO THREE INSTITUTION ACROSS THE COUNTRY .
    SELFISH ASUU,HEARTLESS ASUU,

  • let b frank wit our self ASUU are claiming rite of no going back untill their agreement is been implement
    QUESTION TO ASUU ???
    HOW CLEAN AND FAITHFUL ARE U TO THIS JOB IS IT RIGHT FOR YOU AS A LECTURER TO B EMPLOY INTO AN INSTITUTION AND BE LECTURER IN ABOUT TWO TO THREE INSTITUTION ACROSS THE COUNTRY .
    SELFISH ASUU,HEARTLESS ASUU,

  • If asuu were wise anuf, dey would hav considered d interest of d students by suspending d strike nd resuming after dey must hav finish dere exams jst like wat poly lecturers did. So as 4 students to round up dere academic calender b4 resuming d strike. Jst imagine how asuu hav wasted my house rent,No achievement for d year,students hav bin forced to engaged themselves in all manner of activities. Jst wished I had a gun,would hav blown all asuu’s members head off. Greedy old fools talking out of ignorance. mtweeeeee

  • If asuu wuld b sincere or nt i dnt knw,bt i tink it is high time dis dishonourable set of human beings cald d fg is held accountable.ar u blaming asuu?y nt blame a grp of people who blatantly refuse 2 honour an agreement u signd wit asuu?cn our universities continue dis way?pls,let asuu kip up d gud fite,d strugle continues

  • ASUU should pls call off d strike. If truly dey r fighting 4 d interest of d students, there shouldnt b strike in the first place. In same vein, Let dem ask d fg to bother nt much on their debated earned allowances provided d infrastructural needs of d varsities r first met. U tied down millions of students at home n stil want t b recieving ur salaries. Nevertheless, d big question stil remains: is d fg really incapable of meeting ASUU. My conclusion is dat d 2 shud show disinterested commitment by shifting grounds.

  • Asuu as criminala fightingnfor them selves and not students, imagin!!!! D students dont need ur selfish intrest and u are still here telling us bla bla blaa. What did JONATHAN TOLD NIGERIAN WHEN INCREASING D FUEL PRICE AND WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW? THIEVES

  • ASUU strike is all about honoring agreement. Politicians deceive the public by making fake promises during electioneering campaigns. ASUU says no! You cannot do it to intellectuals. Any govt that refuses to honor agreement it freely and willingly entered into cannot be said to be responsible. The labs and libraries are empty. Engineering workshops are non existent. Hostels can be better described as prisons. ASUU says no. Education is a social service, govt should rise up to its responsibility. ASUU says no to recycling old stock. Our children cannot get jobs, not bcos the jobs are not there, but bcos our graduates are no longer employable. NAN’S, if there is still anything like that, should support a good course. Nigerian students spoke with one voice during the time of ALI MUST GO. Can they achieve the same fit again to engender quality assurance in the education sector? Is it possible to force public office holders to send their children to public institutions in Nigeria? Nigerian students should rise up to their responsibilities bcos they are the endangered species.

  • FGN signed an agreement with ASUU in 2009 after 3 yrs of tortuous negotiation. In 2012, the same govt signed an MoU with ASUU. Till date, none has been honored. The earned allowance is money owed to the academics, not a new deal. What an irresponsible govt? I studied in decent and serene environment. The classrooms were air conditioned. 3 students occupied one room with wardrobes and reading desks and lamps in the rooms. Water was running without break. Students were sumptuously fed. Our bed dings were changed every Saturday. Student common room was well furnished. Libraries and laboratories were well stocked. Expatriate lecturers were all around depicting the universal nature of universities. Students were paid bursaries. Various scholarship schemes abound. I enjoyed all these, yet I graduated from a Nigerian University. ASUU says, our children can still enjoy better if the ruling class can drop corruption.

  • ASUU is wicked,selfish nd extremely stupid…nd I’m very sure dt the money won’t be used for the said reasons if provided….TO HELL WITH ASUU

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