NANS, NAPTAN says it’s far unfortunate.
As the second one spherical of the 8-week caution strike embarked upon through individuals of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, ends on Monday, the union is poised to move on an indefinite commercial movement, Campus9ja has accrued.
Sources stated the country wide management of the union might make public its selection on Monday.
It becomes accrued that the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the union had in advance given the go-beforehand to the country wide management to name out individuals on indefinite strike if not anything tangible become completed in the course of the 8 weeks in their caution strike.
The union had in advance long past on a month caution strike on February 14 this year, and prolonged it through every other 8 weeks which involves a give up on Monday, May 9, 2022.
While ASUU become into the second one spherical of its caution strike, different workforce unions within side the college gadget additionally launched into strike.
While ASUU turn out to be into the second round of its warning strike, one-of-a-kind body of workers unions within side the university system moreover released into strike.
The unions are the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, the National Association of Academic Technologists, NAAT, and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Education and Allied Institutions, NASU.
Though the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, had met with the management of SSANU, NAAT, and NASU, not anything concrete got here out of the meetings.
He is but to fulfil with ASUU management, aleven though he introduced final weekend that he might meet with them.
When contacted, the National President of ASUU, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, stated the union had now no longer were given an invitation from the authority’s group as of the weekend.
Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke stated;
“We, too, heard it within side the information what the Minister of Labour stated approximately assembly with us, however as we talk, no one has reached out to us for any assembly. We don’t recognize whilst the assembly may be called. However, I assume earlier than going to the clicking to announce any proposed assembly, what should were accomplished is to tell us. Anyway, we’re awaiting the assembly whilst it’s far called,” he stated.
Asked what will be the subsequent line of movement, Osodeke stated the country wide management of the union might determine that.
Speaking at the state of affairs, the National President of the National Parent Teacher Association of Nigeria, NAPTAN, Alhaji Haruna Danjuma, expressed disgust with the continuing closure of the colleges.
“We can’t retain to waste the time of our kids. They are staying a great deal at domestic than in faculty now. Unfortunately, we’re but to recover from the difficulty of the closure of our better establishments incessantly. That is a minus for the gadget. How will we anticipate foreigners to appreciate our certificates?
“Incidentally, it isn’t all of us that may manage to pay for to ship their kids overseas to observe. We need to make our training region paintings and positioned a give up to this rot. We plead with the authorities and the college employees to discover a mid-route and clear up this difficulty and permit instructional sports resume in those establishments,” he stated.
In a talk with our correspondent, the National President of the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, Comrade Sunday Asefon, stated the affiliation might observe the state of affairs and react as it should be.
“We have already got a course of action in the area concerning our needs for the reopening of the colleges without in addition put off, and we’re retaining religion with that. However, if the strike is prolonged after the 8 weeks of caution movement, we are able to additionally react as it should be too.
“Nigeria college students have wasted extra than sufficient time at domestic doing not anything. With this modern state of affairs now, college students have wasted time, this is sufficient for them to complete a semester. We are worn-out of factors like this,” he stated.
Recall that NANS has stated it might now no longer permit any political celebration to maintain its presidential conference in Abuja, except the colleges are reopened. The All Progressives Congress, APC, and the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, amongst different events have constant their conventions in Abuja.
ASUU has been on strike seeing that February 14 this year, at the same time as non-coaching workforce unions have additionally launched into commercial movement over a month ago. Students from numerous tertiary establishments were on avenue protests in Ibadan, Benin, Abuja, and Lagos calling for a give up to the strike and for universities to reopen.