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ASUU Threatens To Go On Strike

Tension has surrounded students, parents and university staff as the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU’s National Executive Council meeting is ongoing.

The meeting taking place at the University of Lagos, Akoka Campus, was convened by the union to decide possible action to take following the alleged refusal of the federal government to accede to its demands.

The union had last week hinted that its decision, whether to proceed on strike to protest the government’s action or continue to render services would be determined at its ongoing NEC meeting, expected to end tomorrow in Lagos.

The decision which will be via voting would determine the fate of students of public universities across the country, who had just returned to campuses after the yuletide break.

The union latest action is aimed at forcing the government to sign the re-negotiated FGN-ASUU 2009 agreement, payment of the balance of Earned Academic Allowances, deployment of University Transparency and Accountability Solution, UTAS, payment of lecturers on sabbatical as well as the proliferation of universities by state governments.

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