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Students block Ife-Ibadan road, ASUU lists pending demands
 
By: News Editor
Fri, 16 Sep 2022   ||   Nigeria, Gbongan, Osun State
 

Students under the Umbrella of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Zone ‘D’ South-West on Thursday blocked the Ife-Ibadan road while protesting the ongoing strike by the members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
The protest left many motorists and commuters stranded for hours.
The Zonal Coordinator, Olatunji Adegboye who spoke during the protest in Gbongan demanded that a Law should be put in place that will prohibit Politicians’ children from schooling abroad, noting that the Law will enable the operation of public Universities to be more efficient.
Adegboye, who passed a ‘Vote of No Confidence’ on the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu requested for proper funding of Education in the Country.
“We are on the road because of the ongoing ASUU strike that started on February 14, it has been seven months already. We are tired of staying at home, we want to resume.’’
“We are demanding proper funding of the Education sector. We are passing a vote of no confidence on the Minister of Education, (Adamu Adamu) because I believe he is not competent.’’
“We want the legislative arm to pass a bill that will make it impossible for children of politicians to travel outside the country to study. They should be here and study with us in Nigeria.”
Meanwhile, the ASUU  President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke who spoke on Thursday during a town hall meeting on Tertiary Education titled ‘The Locked Gates of our Citadels - A National Emergency’ in Abuja said the Union is ready to suspend its ongoing Strike if the Federal Government is willing to accept the Union’s minimum demands
Osodeke noted that the recent action of the Government to file a case against the Union at the  National Industrial  Court will only complicate matters and the Union is ready to converse with the Government to end the ongoing Strike.
He said, “On all these issues, we have given the Government a minimum that we can accept, but they have not responded.’’
“We negotiated and agreed that they should sign. This is very simple and it will not take more than one day.’’
“On University Transparency and Accountability Solution; and Integrated Personnel and Payroll System, we say ‘release the report of the test you did, let’s look at the one who came first and take it as we agreed.”
“So, we have given them the minimum we want and we have to come down and they can do it in one day if there is a will.’’
“If the Government loves this Country, these children and their parents, then they should come to the table and let us resolve these issues in one day.”

 

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