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ASUU refuses to suspend strike after meeting with house of reps

ASUU refuses to suspend strike after meeting with house of reps

2020-03-12 17:38:51

The leadership of the House of Representatives today met with some ministers and the Academic Staff Union of Universities over the dispute between the two parties. Speaker of the house, Femi Gbajabiamila and other principal officers hosted the meeting, following the decision of the lawmakers to intervene in the disagreement that caused ASUU to embark on strike. ASUU had announced the action, on Monday, saying it is meant to compel the federal government to implement its 2019 agreement and resolution with the union. The union also said its demand includes the implementation of the 2013 and 2017 memoranda of understanding… continue reading


FG Dares ASUU, Stop Salaries of Lecturers

FG Dares ASUU, Stop Salaries of Lecturers

2020-01-24 20:38:15

The federal government has stopped the release of the funds for the payment of salaries of lecturers who have not enrolled on the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System. With effect from January, salaries will be paid on the IPPIS platform. In a letter by the Director of IPPIS in the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation, Olusegun Olufehinti, the office requested the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, to order the stoppage of release of funds for January salaries of the federal universities, polytechnics and colleges of education. The Academic Staff Union of Universities… continue reading


Buhari meets leadership of ASUU over IPPIS Registration

Buhari meets leadership of ASUU over IPPIS Registration

2020-01-09 21:45:36

President Muhammadu Buhari today met with leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The ASUU leadership was led by its President, Biodun Ogunyemi. The meeting, according to source was at the instance of the university lecturers who have been resisting enrolling on the federal government`s Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System. Buhari had ordered the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning to stop the payment of salaries of federal government workers, including members of ASUU, who failed to enrol on the IPPIS platform by October 31, 2019. The government later extended the deadline… continue reading


We want varsities to re-open by weekend, says FG

We want varsities to re-open by weekend, says FG

2019-01-08 09:29:12

The President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, said the eight-week old strike embarked upon by the union would continue until an agreement was reached by the members on government proposals concerning their demands. Ogunyemi said this after the end of a three-hour meeting between the leadership of the union and government representatives, led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige. The minister said after the meeting that N20bn out of N105bn earned allowance would be released soon by the FG to offset outstanding arrears of 2009/2012 audit verified earnings in the university… continue reading


INEC: ASUU strike’ll affect preparations for 2019 polls

INEC: ASUU strike’ll affect preparations for 2019 polls

2018-12-21 08:41:54

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Thursday raised the alarm that the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities would affect its preparations for the 2019 elections. ASUU, had on November 5, 2018 begun an indefinite strike over the failure of the Federal Government to implement three areas in the Memorandum of Action it signed with the union on September 14, 2017. The lecturers’ grouse with the Federal Government included its failure to carry out the Forensic Audit of the earned academic allowances of the lecturers since 2017 and the payment of N20bn out of an agreed N220bn… continue reading


Government strikes partial pact with ASUU amid lingering crisis

Government strikes partial pact with ASUU amid lingering crisis

2018-12-12 08:44:14

Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, says the Federal Government has reached a partial agreement with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). But the lecturers said the industrial action remains ongoing, noting that government had in the past made promises that were not fulfilled. Ngige had pointed out that some of the agreements in the Memorandum of Action signed between ASUU and the FG in 2017 would be implemented soon. ASUU National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, told reporters after the meeting that there was no concrete development yet to warrant the suspension of the strike. continue reading


We’re not losing sleep over FG’s no-work-no-pay policy – ASUU

We’re not losing sleep over FG’s no-work-no-pay policy – ASUU

2018-12-03 07:46:51

The Academic Staff Union of Universities said on Sunday that its members were not losing any sleep over the Federal Government’s decision to enforce no-work-no-pay policy against the striking lecturers, noting that the union would be rather surprised if such directive did not come. The ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, stated this in an interview with our correspondent, noting that the next meeting between the union leaders and the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, and other government officials had been scheduled for Tuesday. Ogunyemi said lecturers were not concerned about “bread and butter but we are making sacrifices for the… continue reading


Strike: FG, ASUU hold another crucial meeting today

Strike: FG, ASUU hold another crucial meeting today

2018-11-26 08:22:34

The Federal Government is expected to hold another emergency meeting with the Academic Staff Union of Universities on Monday in a bid to end the ongoing strike in public universities. The last meeting between the two parties took place on November 15. Despite the meeting lasting for six hours, the strike was not called off because no agreement was reached. Our correspondent learnt on Sunday that today’s meeting would again focus on the issues in the 2017 Memorandum of Action, which the union claimed the Federal Government had neglected. Public universities lecturers began their strike on November 5, saying the… continue reading


ASUU begins strike, labour mobilises for tomorrow

ASUU begins strike, labour mobilises for tomorrow

2018-11-05 08:00:05

As its tomorrow’s deadline for strike draws close, organised labour did not attend the conciliatory meeting with the Federal Government’s team in Abuja yesterday. It said it was not invited. In a related development, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has asked its members nationwide to begin an indefinite strike. The disclosure followed a meeting leaders of the union held at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State. The union took the decision due to poor funding of universities, said ASUU National President Prof. Abiodun Ogunyemi. Sources in the labour movement reported last night that its members would,… continue reading


FG denies tuition hike, says education bank underway

FG denies tuition hike, says education bank underway

2018-10-04 08:12:30

The Federal Ministry of Education on Wednesday said there was no plan to increase the tuition to N350, 000 per session as claimed by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, noting that the establishment of an Education Bank was already in the pipeline. The Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mr Sonny Echono, stated this in Abuja while reacting to the allegations by the ASUU, noting that the re-establishment of the Education Bank was to provide students with loans and other resources through a public-private partnership. Echono, who spoke at a World Teachers’ Day Symposium, said teachers that did not have… continue reading


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