ASUU Declares Lecture-free Day As It Prepares To Shut Down Public Universities

As It Prepares To Close Public Universities, ASUU Declares A Lecture-free Day.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has hinted at the possibility of closing all public universities due to the Federal Government‘s failure to follow agreements reached between the two sides in December 2020, which resulted in the suspension of a nine-month-long strike.

In preparation for a possible showdown with the Nigerian government, the union’s national leadership urged its members across the country to declare a lecture-free day on Monday, February 7.

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Prof. Emmanuel Osedeke, ASUU National President, stated that today’s lecture-free day will allow members to hold crucial meetings.

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He expressed his dissatisfaction with the Federal Government’s failure to fulfill some agreements reached between the two parties in 2020.

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He went on to say that if the FG does not act, an indefinite strike is unavoidable.

Multiple circulars issued by the union’s various branches announcing the decision stated that the lecture-free day will be used to inform university communities and the general public about the government’s failure to honor an agreement reached between the parties in December 2020, which resulted in the suspension of a nine-month long strike then.

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