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ASUU To Continue Strike, Locks Down Universities

ASUU To Continue Strike
The Academic Staff Union of Universities has continued to lengthen its reopening of school after the Federal Government failed in its agreement with the body.

ASUU had embarked its strike action since early February before the start of the COVID 19, thus shutting the school system indefinitely.

According to the report, the academic regulatory body had alleged that the government has refused to honor its MOU made in 2009.

All schools in the country have been mandated to resume academic activities today 14 September 2020, but ASUU has reportedly locked some schools, asking students to go back home pending when the issues are resolved.

It's almost six months since the strike has begun, coupled with the pandemic experience. Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, the union President had revealed through a media source that the Federal Government's refusal to reopen schools is an indication that they want to cripple the education system.

Recall that during the past administration, Government said to have remitted about one-fourth of the fund, the rest to be made subsequently. But the union had claimed not to receive a dime since the last remittal in 2009. 

One Naija blog reported through its Twitter handle that ASUU has refused students' entry into the Lagos State University. While addressing the students in their hundreds, they maintained that school gates will remain closed until their demands are met.

Another source also revealed that all stakeholder's meetings which lasted for several hours were held in order to resolve the endemic action by the union. Although, no clear clue whatsoever was giving about the outcome of the meeting.

We gathered on August 8, 2020, a mammoth of students gathered at the Ministry of Education complex in Abuja to protest the government's silence on school resumption, both at the secondary and tertiary levels. While addressing them, the state Minister for Education, Hon. Chukwuemeka reiterated that the government is employing every possible effort in ensuring that students resume normal activities.

Stressing that all relevant agencies such as NUC and others are working in hand with the government to bring to an end the situation by providing a conducive learning environment to avoid further spread of the Coronavirus.

With this current trend between ASUU and Government, all hope has been dashed as the government is said to have remained silent about the whole issue while ASUU continues to withhold their plans which will be unfolded any time soon.

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