ASUU Threatens Fresh Nationwide Strike Over Absence of Governing Councils in Federal Universities

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has issued a fresh threat of a nationwide strike, citing the absence of governing councils in all federal universities across the country and the failure of the Federal Government to address other pressing issues.
ASUU President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, made the announcement during an ongoing press conference at the union’s national secretariat in Abuja.
ASUU has called on Nigerians to hold the government responsible for any decisions the union takes to protest the government’s actions.
The body highlighted that the Federal Government dissolved the governing councils of the universities in May last year, a move that has significantly impacted the governance and administration of the institutions.
The threat of another nationwide strike comes amidst ongoing concerns about the state of tertiary education in Nigeria.
The absence of governing councils in federal universities has led to a lack of effective governance and oversight, which could potentially affect the quality of education and the welfare of students and staff alike.
ASUU has been at the forefront of advocating for better conditions in the Nigerian education sector and has previously embarked on strikes to press for their demands.
The union has called on the government to prioritize the appointment of governing councils for the affected universities to ensure effective administration and academic progress.
The potential strike action could have far-reaching consequences for students, faculty, and the education system as a whole, as it may lead to disruptions in academic calendars and hinder the learning process.
The union’s demands also include addressing other issues that have not been resolved by the government, such as funding, infrastructure, and staff welfare.
As the situation continues to unfold, all eyes are on the government to respond to ASUU’s demands and prevent another nationwide strike that could further impact the already strained education sector.
The outcome of this latest development will be crucial in determining the future of tertiary education in Nigeria and the well-being of students and staff in federal universities across the country.
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