ASUU Explains Why They Are Yet To Call Off Strike
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has enlightened the public on why they have held on to their ongoing protest.
Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, the President of ASUU was engaged in an interview with The Punch where he disclosed that they were calling on the government to carry an integrity test on the University Transparency and Accountability Solution before the strike is disbanded.
In his own words: “We are still talking, we have given them the position of our members, we are thinking we should be able to hold a meeting this week if they have not changed plans. The meeting for Monday was postponed. In principal, they have accepted UTAS and told us to go for the test, and on our part, we have started the process.
“We had presented UTAS at three levels, starting with the Ministry of Education, Senate President and members of his team, officials of Ministry of Finance and Office of the Accountant General of the Federation, where all other stakeholders were present, including NITDA, all stakeholders have witnessed the presentation and the next stage of integrity test is what we are moving in to. If government facilitates it, it is not something that should drag for too long at all. We don’t foresee any problem with UTAS; it also depends on how early the government makes it possible for the integrity test to be conducted.” he added.