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Sack Threat Will Only Make Strike Linger – ASUU




The Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities, ASUU, Calabar Zone, has reacted angrily to the order to return to the classrooms issued to them by the Supervising Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike, saying that the action would worsen the strike action rather than solving the problem.

ASUU accused the minister of deceiving President Jonathan on the crisis, alleging that Wike and some other unnamed officials of the Government did not want the lingering problem between the union and the Federal Government to be resolved.

According to the zonal coordinator of ASUU Calabar zone, Dr. Charles Ononuju, with such threat the crisis would linger far longer than expected.

In a statement in Umuahia,. Ononuju said that the union received with shock the pronouncement by the supervising minister, saying the crisis could not be resolved that way.

“We received with shock the pronouncement of by the Supervising Minister of Education, Wike, that lecturers should resume work or be sacked”, Ononuju said.

He said that the union had gone far with discussion on how to resolve the crisis and was waiting for President Goodluck Jonathan’s reply to their letter after their meeting when the minister came up with the “unfortunate” pronouncement.

“Sacking lecturers will not solve the problem but will compound it. Wike should resign and come to the university and teach. This is not the way to go if they go this way, the crisis will not be resolved in the next 100 years”, he warned. [Vanguard]

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  1. Chima

    November 30, 2013 at 10:11 am

    Both Asuu and gov. Ar unpatrotic to the student, God is watching

  2. Gc•Paul

    November 30, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Both party are doing the students how they want especially ASUU .God is watching

  3. Marcelino Pio

    November 30, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    D useless Wike, should go n teach like d other lecturers He has threatened to sack

  4. Gere

    November 30, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Round peg in square hole I’v said earlier.just listen to the fool,he will go to garages and labour offices next week to recruit new lecturers who will teach at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.Bastard illetrate education minister.

  5. Stephen

    November 30, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    I wonder y ppl insult ptis r ful of shem fogotin dat de wil dyi n liv al their belonges in ds worl, GOD.

  6. unknown

    November 30, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Mtw let them sack all the lecturers how can a democratic .Country treatening their lecturers dis way as a student any lecturer that resume class b4 dat date is not a good citizen of nigeria.

  7. emeka

    November 30, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    who gave u guyz admittion??? ur shuls made a very big mistake. asuu is fighting for their pockets cant u see dat? how can an employee command his or her employer on how much to pay dem??? isnt dat pride for being privileged??? ABEG ASUU SHUD B SACKED IF THEY CANNOT HEAR D VOICES OF STUDENTS AND JUST CALL IT OFF. AM IN SUPPORT OF FG FULL TYM. ROME WAS NOT BUILT IN A DAY.


    December 1, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    I told people b4 now that Wike is not capable of being a minister for education,let him go to class room and teach

  9. BIOLA

    December 1, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    GOD help us …..,at this juncture now.. d best thing for any one that wants a future for himself or herself …,is to get something doing .,engage yourself in something good .,in other words be self employed .,i suppose we don’t even need to be told that ..,coz the way things are going in the education sector or in the country ..,its only GOD’s favor and intervention we need .,coz even after school ..,we are stil matchin into unemployment …,I enjoin us to just help ourselves and leave d rest to GOD

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Ondo To Reopen Schools November 2nd



Ondo To Reopen Schools November 2nd

Rotimi Akeredolu

Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu has approved the reopening of schools for all classes in public and private schools across the state beginning from Monday, November 2.

This was disclosed on Thursday by the state Commissioner for Education, Science, and Technology, Pastor. Femi Agagu.

He expressed that the state has become peaceful following the unrest that trailed the #EndSARS protest.

Also Read: BREAKING: Public, Private Schools Can Reopen Monday – Lagos Govt

Recall that the state government had earlier directed schools to reopen on October 19 after seven months of closure due to COVID- 19 outbreak.

But the schools were shut days after when the #EndSARS protest broke out.

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BREAKING: Public, Private Schools Can Reopen Monday – Lagos Govt



Lagos Govt Relaxes Curfew From 10pm To 6am
BREAKING: Public, Private Schools Can Reopen Monday - Lagos Govt

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Government on Thursday directed all public and private schools in the state to reopen all classes for academic activities.

Recall that schools were closed following the outbreak of violence that trailed the #EndSARS protests in the State.

The government directed students and pupils in boarding houses to report to school on Sunday, 1st of November in preparation for the general resumption by Monday, 2nd November, 2020.

Also Read: BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu Approves Full Reopening Of Lagos Markets

The directive was contained in a statement by the Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo which was signed by Kayode Abayomi, Head, Public Affairs, Ministry of Education.

The Commissioner advised pupils/students to take their studies more seriously in a bid to recover the lost period and thereby excel.

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FG, ASUU Disagree On Payment Platform



Again, FG, ASUU Unable To Agree On Payment Platform
Again, FG, ASUU Unable To Agree On Payment Platform


The meeting between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) ended in a deadlock on Wednesday.

The union and Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige led delegation failed to agree on the payment platform to be used in disbursing the salary arrears and the N30bn Earned Allowance of the university lecturers.

According to reports, the Federal Government offered to pay the salary arrears and the N30bn Earned Allowances of the university lecturers through the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) platform pending the roll-out of ASUU’s preferred platform, the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS).

Also Read: Why We Haven’t Called Off Strike –ASUU

However, the ASUU delegation led by National President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, insisted that the payment by the Federal Government should be made through the UTAS.

Following the failure to reach a consensus, the parties agreed to consult their respective principals and stakeholders.

They are to reconvene next week Wednesday.

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