ASUU strike Nigeria: Latest News About ASUU Strike Today Tuesday May 24, 2022

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Strike effects on students

As a result of the uncertainties surrounding public colleges’ academic calendar, many students have joined bad gangs, while others have pursued careers other than academia.

When students are unable to complete their programs within the specified time frame owing to no fault of their own, despair can set in. It’s even worse when one’s graduation date is uncertain due to frequent disruptions in academic activity caused by teachers’ frequent strikes.

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Is legal option the answer?

Perhaps realizing that the government was unconcerned about student-led street protests to express their displeasure with the government’s continued closure of their schools, a group called the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has hinted at the possibility of using the courts to compel the government to take the responsibility of educating its citizens seriously.

“We’re suing the Buhari administration for failing to stop the ASUU strike, which is a violation of the legal requirement to offer equal access to higher education,” SERAP said.

“We are challenging the Buhari administration because its inability to stop ASUU’s strike and enable Nigerian children to return to school violates poor children’s right to higher education, equality and non-discrimination, human dignity, and punishes poor parents.”

Some legal experts have stated that, in addition to nonviolent protests, aggrieved students could sue to bring attention to their suffering. Professors Chidi Odinkalu, Daniel Makolo, Benjamin Obilor, and Abdul Shehu pointed out that students who are denied academic services while paying the requisite school fees could sue both the institution and the government for breach of contract, among other things.

 

Odinkalu stated that under the applicable legislation establishing universities, students have contractual rights against the university and public law rights against the Federal Government as the university’s proprietors.

“Under the idea of justifiable expectation, they may have rights in administrative law.” However, based on the content of the relevant regulations, it may differ from place to place,” Odinkalu remarked.

Makolo voiced worry that Nigerian society is tilted against the interests of the majority, with a system that only works for the few who are privileged to be in power, rather than for all.

While Chapter Two of the Constitution establishes the “fundamental objectives and directive principles of state policy,” which are the essence of government, he pointed out that a few people in power have made it impossible for citizens to demand that the provisions of that chapter be enforced by stating that they are not justiciable.

“Yes, I agree,” Makolo countered. Students who pay school fees despite Section 18 of the Constitution’s unambiguous provision ordering the government to provide them with free education and are denied the same education after paying the same government should be able to sue.

“Students should be empowered to take the government to court to force it to act in their favor.” However, the citizens’ legal remedy looked to have been taken away by the provision of Section 6(c) of the Constitution.

“I believe there are legal avenues for students who have been wronged.” “To ensure that societal evils be rapidly remedied, the court, too, should be more flexible,” Makolo added.

Obilor believes that every child has the right to an education, and that the government is depriving pupils of that right by refusing to satisfy or at least reconcile with ASUU’s demands.

 

“Also, by extending their time in school, their right to life has been violated.” This is because, for a student, education is a means of subsistence, and denying them the opportunity to realize their aspirations within the time frame set is a rejection of their right to life, as delay equals denial in law.

“It is past time for the judiciary to restore sanity to society.” The government has a social contract with Nigerian students, which it has failed to fulfill over time. He believes it is past time for the government to be held not only accountable but also liable.

Obilor suggested that the pupils could seek legal recourse against their school administrators.

“The university’s relationship with students is contractual in nature. Each party is obligated by the contract’s provisions because it is a contractual relationship. It should be noted that the duration of each course provided is specified in the admission letter sent to each student following admission.

“In other words, in my humble opinion, the student should be entitled to compensation for breach of contract where such term is extended by an act of the university or the Federal Government.”

“The argument I’m trying to make is that any unjustified delay or extension of a student’s course term is a breach of contract that should be actionable in a court of law.”

While pursuing remedy in court would have been the most admirable option, Shehu added the myriad problems involved with the country’s legal system should also be acknowledged.

“Would you think you made the correct decision if you went to court to protest about a strike that might last a month or two and the case was delayed for years?”

“The issue of justice administration delays is disheartening. The enforcement of judgment is another issue. When the process of judgment enforcement in the country’s courts could take on a life of its own, how will an individual or group of students enforce judgment against the Federal Government or their school authorities?”

 

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The latest Asuu strike Nigeria can be accessed here on Ejes Gist Newspaper.

ASUU gives update on strike after FG’s payment of arrears

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has stated that its members will not return to work despite the Federal Government’s payment of minimum wage arrears.

The union’s University of Lagos branch issued a circular titled “Payment of Minimum Wage Arrears.” that stated this.

The authenticity of the circular was confirmed by Dele Ashiru, the chairman of UNILAG ASUU, to The Ejes Gist Newspaper on Saturday.

According to Ashiru, the arrears payment is “long overdue,” and ASUU’s core demands have not been met.

The circular stated, “Our Branch’s leadership has been inundated with calls concerning the recent payment of the long-overdue arrears of the consequential adjustment of the minimum wage,”

“Our members are reminded that this is not one of the core demands underpinning the current strike action.”

“For the avoidance of doubt, our Union’s demands include the completion of the 2009 FGN/ASUU Agreement renegotiation, the abolition of the fraudulent and corrupt IPPIS scheme and the deployment of UTAS, payment of promotion arrears, the proliferation of State Universities, and governance issues, among others.”

“While our Union appreciates this unexpected payment, our members should save the funds and spend wisely so that we can continue to fight until all of our demands are met.” says the statement.
Our Union salutes our members’ commitment and sacrifice in creating a globally competitive university system.

“We bargain together!” We beg for separation! Never can a united people be defeated. “Forever in solidarity”

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The Ejes Gist Newspaper previously reported that the Federal Government had begun paying lecturers’ minimum wage arrears under the auspices of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, as part of efforts to end the unions’ ongoing strikes.

 

Following the Federal Government’s failure to meet ASUU’s demands, the union began a four-week rollover strike on February 15.

Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, ASUU’s National President, said the decision was reached after the union’s National Executive Committee meeting.

According to Osodeke, the union has not received any formal invitation from the federal government since their last meeting in December 2021.

ASUU has extended its strike for another two months in order to give the government more time to respond to all of its demands.

The union also accused the government of being unresponsive to its demands.

In a statement announcing the rollover strike’s extension, Osodeke said the union’s national executive council “was disappointed that Government did not treat the matters involved with the utmost urgency they deserved during the four-week period as expected of a reasonable, responsive, and well-intentioned administration.”

According to him, the NEC determined that the government had failed to satisfactorily address all of the issues raised in the 2020 Memorandum of Action during the four-week roll-over strike period, and decided to extend the strike for another eight weeks.

The government’s failure to “satisfactorily” implement the Memorandum of Action it signed with the Union in December 2020 on funding for revitalisation of public universities (both federal and state), renegotiation of the 2009 ASUU Agreement, and deployment of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution, according to Osodeke, is why the strike is still going on.

Earned Academic Allowances, State Universities, promotion arrears, withheld salaries, and non-remittance of third-party deductions are among the union’s other demands, according to ASUU.

The popular Instagram celebrity Cubana Chief Priest has pledged his support for students who are peacefully protesting the ongoing Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike.

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The crime rate continues to rise, according to Cubana, because youths are not properly engaged.

Obi Cubana was seen alighting from his car to join students protesting while they greeted him joyfully in a shared Instagram post on his page.

“If Students Begin Peaceful Protest Because Of This ASUU Strike, I Will Support Them For The Movement With My Whole Heart, Just As Groups Bought Aspiration Forms Worth Hundreds Of Millions For Politicians,” the video caption reads in part. Because youths are not properly engaged in education, the crime rate continues to rise.”

Nigeria ASUU Strike Update Today Monday May 23

“Our Economy Is Collapsing Because So Many States Like My State Generate So Much Funds For Their Economy From These Students When Schools Are In Session,” Cubana said, analysing the impact of the strike on the economy.

Owerri is home to over five major universities; when schools go on strike, the city becomes completely dry; businesses located near these institutions suffer greatly, causing many to collapse completely.”

See : IPPIS: Strike Continues Despite Withheld Salaries Payment –Prof. Abiodun

 

“I’m curious as to why politicians want to use their children’s education as part of their 2023 campaign strategy.” We’re not going to Gree Oh!!!! Parents who claim that their children are unable to sleep. We Get Numbers, Minds, and Energy Oh!!!! The government should end the ASUU strike as soon as possible, and education should take precedence.”


Nigeria ASUU Strike Update Today Thursday May 23. 

The Federal University in Lokoja’s Student Union Government (SUG) has joined their counterparts across the federation in issuing a seven-day ultimatum to the Federal Government of Nigeria to resolve all outstanding issues with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

The group stated that after the deadline passed, they would be left with no choice but to stage a nationwide protest to press their demands.

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Comrade Oguche Ojofeyo, president of the students union body at the Federal University in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, made this known while speaking with journalists at the university’s main campus in Lokoja on Thursday.

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Comrade Oguche stated that their demand is for the Federal Government to resolve all outstanding issues, with ASUU warning that if the three-month-old strike action by ASUU is not resolved appropriately within the next seven days, the Student Union Government as a whole may be forced to block all highways and Federal Government infrastructure.

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He predicted that the nationwide protests would outlast the EndSARS protest in 2020, claiming that Nigerian students are tired of the strike action.

Update Today Thursday May 23. 

He described the situation in which Nigerian students are subjected to a stagnated academic calendar as “unbearable and unacceptable,” adding that “employment has an age limit, and NYSC has an age limit.”

The SUG President went on to say that the students’ mental and physiological health has suffered as a result of the ongoing strike action.

Nigeria ASUU Strike Update Today Thursday May 23. 

He expressed regret that the Federal Government’s actions or inaction would jeopardise the students’ futures, as their ages are rapidly approaching.

Some students who spoke with reporters expressed their dissatisfaction with the strike’s negative effects on their financial well-being, which included the overpayment of house rents.

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