Dr Dele Ashiru, chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, and its University of Lagos chapter, has called for a revitalization of public universities in the federation.
Ashiru also called on the federal government to implement the agreements concluded with the Union in 2009.
The ASUU boss made this call in a meeting held in Lagos, where he spoke on the topic “Putting an end to the perennial ASUU strike: The Role of the Academia, Government, Parents and Students”.
It is key to remember that ASUU has been on strike for the past three months as the union and the government official have yet to find common ground.
In his address, Ashiru, who also called on the stakeholders for support, insisted that only the union would not get the the government into doing the necessary things to improve the educational system.
Ashiru, who also called for support from stakeholders, insisted in his speech that only the union would not get the government to do the necessary things to improve the education system.
But he also regretted the criticism ASUU had been subjected to by the general public.
Part of his statement reads, “Nigerian Universities rather than being citadels of learning became citadels of violence, corruption, neglect, and mal-administration and the system brew various crimes.
“It was the ASUU agitation as a trade union of intellectuals that led to the 2009 ASUU/FGN agreement and 2012 ASUU ‘Needs Assessment of Nigeria Universities’.
“Parents must support ASUU in the agitation for restructuring the educational system”.
Daily News Reporters