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Tuesday, 16th August 2022

ASUU held a meeting with the FG at Abuja.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Federal Government held a round-table meeting in Abuja which lasted for six (6) hours.

Wednesday, 17th August 2022

The outcome of the meeting.

Tuesday’s meeting between the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Federal Government (FG), once again, ended without an agreement on ASUU’s end.

However, the President of the ASUU, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke debunked reports which claimed that Tuesday’s meeting ended in deadlock.

Speaking to journalists, he said the details of the meeting would be revealed in a press release soon.

He further spoke to one of our sources that “it wasn’t good when asked the outcome of the meeting.

The Press Release was released yesterday and signed by the ASUU President.

It states the reasons why the body turns the FG’s award of salary down.

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Latest strike updates: Press Release on the outcome of Tuesday's meeting

Latest Strike Updates – Thursday, 18th August 2022

Education Minister talks on the issue.

Mallam Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education said:

All contentious issues between the government and ASUU had been settled except the quest for members’ saleries for the period of strike to be paid.

ASUU demanded that we pay their five (5) months withheld salaries before tehy suspend the strike but we said NO. The FG won’t pay for the work you didn’t do.

He, however, said:

ASUU must compensate students for wasted time.

He further stated that:

If students are determined to get compensated, they should take ASUU to court.

And if they (students) take ASUU to court, probably, the court will award damages and we’ll see how they (ASUU) would pay.

Replying to these comments, the ASUU Chairman and President said:

We have no words for him.

Law students take a step to sue Education Minister

The Nigerian Law students have taken to their heels as they begin consultations to sue Mallam Adamu Adamu. This came in after the Education Minister attempted to persuade them to take ASUU to court.

Education Minister to all varsity unions

The Minister of Education summoned all varsity unions to suspend their ongoing strikes next week. He exempted ASUU on this.

Within the next one week, I can assure you that NASU, SSANU and NAAT would suspend their strike but I can’t say to ASUU.

Consultation to end the strike begins

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) begins its consultation on its next move. This consultation is concerning the ongoing strike that has kept students at home for six (6) months and counting.

The National Strike Organising Committee (NSOC) of the ASUU met to decide on the way forward concerning the ongoing strike by the union.

Gombe State University on resumption

Gombe State University (GSU), in a memo, directed first-year (100 level) students to resume.

The memo signed by Musa Sarki, the Deputy Registrar, Academics, reads:

Consequent upon consultations held between the various stakeholders in the University, it was resolved to allow 100 level students to report back on Monday, 22nd August, 2022 to complete their registration processes, matriculate and complete the first semester, 2021/2022 academic session.

Accordingly, all 100 level students are to report to their respective department on Monday, 22nd August, 2022.

Friday, 19th August 2022

NO WORK, NO PAY POLICY

Replying to FG’s NO WORK, NO PAY policy, the ASUU President said:

Adamu Adamu is joking. If they fail to pay, we will not teach those students. We are not bothered by FG decisions to invoke the NO WORK, NO PAY policy on us.

Strike continues.

The government has come out to say it will deal with the lecturers.

We’ll teach the lecturers lesson with NO WORK NO PAY

ASUU’s President’s verdict on the academic session lost

While replying to Mallam Adamu Adamu’s comment on NO WORK, NO PAY, the ASUU’s President has made a comment on the lost academic session.

We won’t make up for that period. We’ll start a new session (2022/2023).

NASU and SSANU End Strike

The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) have both suspended their strike.

The two unions suspended their strike for a period of two months following FG’s promise to meet their demands.

Saturday, 20th August 2022

ABSU directs students to resume

The Abia State University (ABSU) in a memo signed by the school’s registrar, Dr. Acho Elendu, has ordered all students to resume on Monday, 29th August 2022.

The memo dated 19th August 2022, reads:

This is to inform all regular students of Abia State University, that the Vice Chancellor, Distinguished Professor Onyemachi M. Ogbulu, on behalf of the Governing Authorities, has approved resumption for continuation of the First Semester, 2021/2022 academic session on Monday, 29th August, 2022.

Students who are yet to pay their fees and complete registration formalities for the 2021/2022 academic session, are adviced to do so immediately, as lectures will commence on Tuesday, 30th August, 2022.

Only bonafide students, who have paid their fees, shall be allowed entry into the halls of residence.

Parents, Guardians and Sponsors of our dear students are to note, as appropriate.

ASUU begins Congress meeting

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) begins congress meetings across zones. This is to decide whether the strike will continue or not.

Voting for strike suspension begins in all universities

Following the speculations that ASUU will begin a new academic session if the FG will not pay outstanding salaries, ASUU chapters in many universities have started voting to suspend their strike and resume academic activities while some are voting against it.

Before the meeting with the FG, LAUTECH called off its strike. A few days ago, Gombe State University (GSU) called off its strike after voting.

Speculations are everywhere that the University of Lagos (UNILAG) is set to call off its strike as its ASUU Chapter gives up to begin voting for the suspension of the strike.

The Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUTMINNA), and the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) voted for the continuation of the strike.

Federal Government to pay earned allowances

The Federal Government through the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, has committed a sum of money to pay allowances.

The FG committed 50 billion Naira to pay earned allowances to members of ASUU, NASU, and SSANU.

NANS President’s verdict on the strike

The President of the National Association of Nigerian Students has come out to say students are patiently waiting to hear when the ASUU strike will be over.

In his words:

If ASUU calls off strike today, I can assure you that by tomorrow all our universities will be filled. The onlt news students want to hear now is that the strike has been called off.

Sunday, 21st August 2022

NNPP Chairman Speaks

The National Chairman of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) talks on students contributing to end the ongoing ASUU strike.

In his words:

Students should contribute 1,000 Naira eaxh to end ASUU strike.

NO RETREAT NO SURRENDER

The Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUTMINNA) voted for the continuation of the strike.

According to the Chairman of FUTMINNA ASUU Chapter, they are going on a long distance.

In his words:

It is very simple. We are going into a long and prolonged distance. No retreat, no surrender.

CONUA tells FG

An academic union that was formed out of ASUU, asks the Federal Government to register its union.

The Congress of University Academics (CONUA) begs for the FG to register its union.

According to CONUA,

Please register our union now. We will remain loyal and never embark on strike.

Minister of Education talks again

The Honourable Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu has something to tell the public. According to Adamu Adamu, the decision to end the strike is on ASUU.

In his words:

The ball lies in ASUU’s court.

Monday, 22nd August 2022

Funds coming in for university unions

More funds keep coming in for university unions – ASUU, NASU and SSANU as the Federal Government has released an additional funding as part of the 2009 Agreement.

However, the FG approved an additional sum of 100 billion Naira for the university unions.

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