The academic union of universities (ASUU) has issued out a notice that it will be commencing a one-week warning strike starting from the 16th of November to 22nd 2016.
The notice of the one-week warning strike was contained in a bulletin released after their NEC meeting which was held on November 12th.
Some of the issues been protested by the Academic body includes the funding for revitalization of public universities based on the Federal government and ASUU memorandum of understanding they had in 2009,also is the non-release of subvension of state universities by their visitors and registration of NUPEMCO.
Other prolonged issues include the payment of earned academic allowance (EAA) and shortfalls in salaries that has led to payment of fractions of staff salaries.
According to the ASUU National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi,
“Many aspects of the 2013 MoU and the 2009 Agreement with the Federal Government have either been unimplemented or despairingly handled.
“The agreements are: Payments of staff entitlements since December 2015, funding of universities for revitalisation, pension, TSA and university autonomy and renegotiation of 2009 Agreement.
“Failure by the Federal Government to implement this agreement has put ASUU leadership in severe difficulty, responding to inquiries from members of the union about the state of our agreement,’’ he said.
The ASUU boss stated that the one-week warning strike is going to be total and comprehensive with no teaching, examination or any other routine activities of any kind.
However, he beckoned on all education-loving Nigerians to prevail on the Federal Government to address the patriotic demands of ASUU until the Nigerian university system becomes better.
“With the release of the 2016 Annual Budget, our union wondered aloud why allocation to education dropped from 11 per cent in 2015 to eight per cent in 2016.
“With the introduction of TSA, the federal universities find it extremely difficult to discharge their core responsibilities of teaching, research and community services. “We tried to correct the erroneous impression in government circles that the capital and research grants to universities were being handled by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund),’’ he said.