It’s Dangerous To Reopen Nigerian Varsities Now, Lecturers warn

  Nigerian Lecturers’ Union has given a stern warning against reopening of universities due to the second wave of COVID-19 in the country. Branches of the Academic Staff Union of Universities on Sunday, according to a report by The PUNCH, assessed COVID-19 protocols in the universities and said the institutions were not ready for safe reopening. The chapters of the union, in separate interviews with The PUNCH, commented on the directive of the  National Universities Commission that universities could resume on January 18, but must adhere to COVID-19 protocols in hostels…

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Why We Suspended 10-month Strike – Nigerian varsity Lecturers’ Union, ASUU

  The Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) on Wednesday called off its 10-Month strike, ending a protracted industrial action that started since March 2020. ASUU National President, Biodun Ogunyemi made the announcement during a briefing of the union in Abuja. He said ASUU called off the strike in the interest of Nigerian students and parents. Details shortly…

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Nigeria’s Varsity Lecturers in Crucial Meeting to review 8-month Strike

  The Members of the National Executive Council (NEC), of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), are currently in a meeting at the University of Lagos, to discuss vividly on whether or not the strike should be suspended. There will be a meeting of all ASUU executives between Monday and Thursday, in all the government-owned universities across the country, to discuss their resolve before the general meeting on Friday. Details later.

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Nigeria vows to consider other actions if Varsity Lecturers remain adamant

The Nigerian minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, has said the country would consider other options if the Academic Staff Union of Universities remains adamant on its strike action. Ngige, who expressed optimism that the face-off between ASUU and the Federal Government will be resolved by next week when both parties meet again, spoke on a Channels Television programme, Politics Today, on Friday. He said the union was not considering the several challenges it was going to create with its demands. He said: “Even if countries go to…

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