FCT, Abuja – The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) said it is ready to call off the strike, which is more than three months old, if only certain conditions are met hit by the federal government, the Guardian newspaper reported.
ASUU National President Prof. Emmanuel Osedeke made the announcement on Monday, July 4 during an interview on Channels known TV.
“Let the government tell us that they have completed the UTAS tests and sign the agreement, then will we call off the strike tomorrow.
“We challenge the government, when would they sign the agreement? When would you accept UTAS? Those are the two questions we should be asking the Nigerian government.”
“We’re just fighting for students,” says ASUU
According to Prof. Osedeke , ASUU’s agitation is in the best interest of Nigerian students to ensure they have a conducive and empowering learning environment.
While discussing the program, the ASUU President did Referring to neighboring countries like Ghana and South Africa, which he said have a better education system than Nigeria.
He reiterated, however, that if an agreement is reached and agreements are signed , ASUU will end the strike.
ASUU has been at odds with the federal government for over three years over its refusal to honor the 2009 agreement with the union.
The ASUU has been at odds with the federal government for over three years.< /p> p>
Some of the demands in the agreements include reviewing the conditions of service of university teachers every five years, the issue of salaries and allowances, the revitalization of public universities, the University Transparency Accountability Solution and the alleged inconsistencies in the Integrated Payroll and Human Resources Information System (IPPIS) payment platform that the government insists is used to pay faculty.