NO VARSITY REOPENING ASUU TELLS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said universities in the country will not reopen until the Federal Government meets its demands on the agreement it struck with the union. It added that it will unfold its next agenda if the Government refuse to negotiate the agreement struck by both parties in 2009.

Speaking at a town meeting at the African Hall, University of Ilorin, the ASUU National President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi however declined to reveal the agenda.

He said,

I think it is better we wait, when we get to the bridge, we will cross it. I can’t open our strategy here; whatever you do is about strategy, let the Government refuse to negotiate, we will unfold our strategy then.

According to him, ASUU had gone on strike since March this year, because of the government’s insensitivity to university education in the country. Ogunyemi said some of the union’s demands include funding of university education, which the government had reneged on in the last 10 years.

There is a deliberate attempt to kill university education in the country. Some universities use stoves in their laboratories instead of burners and buckets to fetch water to perform experiments; it’s as bad as that.

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