Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have gone on an indefinite strike pending government’s adherence to their requests.
According to a memo to lecturers of the various universities signed by Biodun Ogunyemi, president of the ASUU national strike coordinating committee, the union has gone on strike due to the fact that the government has not honoured their 2009 agreement as well as the 2013 memorandum of understanding (MoU).
The strike which went into effect from the 12th will see lecturers absent from lecture halls as they have been instructed not to teach any course and or invigilate any exam.
“The national executive council (NEC) of ASUU met at the university of Abuja main campus, Giri, on the 12th of August 2017 to consider the results of a referendum from all branches in a bid to ascertain ways of convincing government to implement outstanding aspects of the 2009 agreement and MoU of 2013,” it read.
“The result of the referendum showed that an overwhelming majority of the branches of our union voted for the strike.
“In the light of the foregoing, and having exhausted all avenues to get government to fully implement the 2009 FGN-ASUU agreement and the 2013 MoU as well as related demands, resolved to embark on a total, comprehensive and indefinite strike action commencing Sunday, 13th August 2017.”