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Varsities to be fully grounded Sept 11 as non-academic staff join strike



ASUU STRIKE: FG may take decision today

Nigerian universities are set to be fully grounded on September 11 as the joint action committee of Non-Teaching Staff of Universities has directed its members to proceed on a nationwide industrial action.

This development is coming a month after the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) embarked on an indefinite strike with negotiations with government still unproductive.

The action committee that will partake in the strike comprises the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT), the Non-Academic Staff Union of Education and Associated Institutions (NASU) and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU).

Speaking at a press briefing in Abuja on Wednesday, Chijioke Ugwoke, chairman of the committee, said government had failed to implement an agreement it reached with the unions in 2009, hence the need for the action.

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Ugwoke said, “During the strike, there shall be no provision of services, no matter how skeletal.

“Concessions shall not be granted while all our members are to stay at home till further notice, unless as directed by JAC through their respective presidents”.

It has been a season of strikes in the country, as Nigeria’s resident doctors under the Nigerian Medical Association have also been on strike.

Many will wonder what new strategy the government, which has so far failed to end the strikes, would employ to resolve the multi-pronged industrial actions which have grounded the major sectors of health and education, with far-reaching impact on the economy and the well-being of their Nigerians.


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    September 7, 2017 at 8:32 am

    What is even the essence of having universities when after you as a student graduated from the university and you get no job? Isn’t better for us to have places where people learn vocation and entrepreneurship skills where people can be self independent instead of wasting years in higher institutions.

    • Balarabe musa

      September 7, 2017 at 10:43 am

      That people graduated and didn’t get Job doesn’t mean we should shut down our universities or higher institutions. What about people that graduated and got job instantly too?

  2. yanju omotodun

    September 7, 2017 at 9:47 am

    If we kill ourselves because of asuu strike, asuu hobby is to strike because they originated from sango the god of thunder.
    Let’s laugh
    Buhari is Flying, Osinbajo is coordinating , Saraki is wondering, Dino is joking, Kanu is threatening, Bello is enjoying, Buildings are collapsing, Prices are Rising, People are suffering, APC is disappointing, PDP is Complaining,Teachers are crying, Evans is kidnapping, El Rufai is slapping, Tinubu is dissing, Politicians are lying, Girls are slaying, Boys are Betting, Graduates are browsing, Policemen are collecting, EFCC are Seizing, DSS is arresting, ASUU is Striking, Eagles are playing and here I am rhyming, and you are reading, I can see you smiling…. ……………

    • Balarabe musa

      September 7, 2017 at 10:36 am

      Is this what you should have commented on? You are not serious at all

  3. Anita Kingsley

    September 7, 2017 at 10:28 am

    Nigeria’s government is totally confused, by September 11, if nothing is done to end ASUU strike and other non-academic staff join, the university system will not be active until next year.

  4. Animashaun Ayodeji

    September 7, 2017 at 10:31 am

    A wise student will use this period as an avenue to learn one trade or another without wasting time at home doing nothing. By the time the strike is over, such student would have acquired more knowledge

    • Abeni Adebisi

      September 7, 2017 at 10:33 am

      You’re correct, unknown to many, this strike is a blessing in disguise for some students because they will use this period to make money from whatever they know how to do that will fetch them money.

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