Sep 19, 2021

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ASUU calls on NASS to pass the bill to amend NUC Act

The Union’s Kano Zone coordinator, Prof. Abdulkadir Muhammad, called Kano on Friday at a press conference at Bayero University.

Muhammad, who called for the bill to be passed, also called the Visitors to the universities are encouraged to live up to their responsibilities.

“We urge the National Assembly to urgently examine and pass the bill. Due to bad governance and underfunding, our state universities could soon collapse irretrievably.

“Visitors to state universities had turned the state universities’ establishment into projects to appease voters in their Senate and state constituencies, while using the existing state universities.

“In addition to failing to fund capital projects, most state governors have also neglected primary responsibility for the regular payment of salaries to their university staff,” he added.

The coordinator said that the association also refused to charge exorbitant tuition fees at state universities because it puts higher education out of the reach of normal Nigerians.

On the question of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS), he said that the End-user acceptance test has been completed and the trades Universities are waiting for the subsequent use of UTAS in the administration of the federal wage and personnel systems.

The association also called on the federal government to sign and implement the draft of the ASUU / FGN renegotiation of May 2021 , in addition to releasing the first tranche of the N30 billion fund for the revitalization of public universities.

and amputated salaries / allowances and third party deductions, “he added.

The coordinator said that the Union will always take appropriate measures to keep the Nigerian university system from decaying and decaying.