Published On: Wed, Nov 6th, 2013
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Anxiety Rents Air As ASUU Takes Decision On Strike

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Following the marathon meeting between the Federal Government and the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), which held yesterday at the Presidential Villa, in Abuja, there were high expectations among students, parents and even members of the teachers’ union yesterday to be briefed of the outcome of the meeting and know what the next line of action would be.

Efforts by Nigerianinfo Newspapers to get the position of the union as at last night proved abortive as calls made to the mobile telephone lines of both the National President and National Treasurer of the Union, Drs Nasir Fage and Ademola Aremu respectively were not answered.

However, the Chairman of the University of Lagos, UNILAG chapter of the association, Dr. Oghenekaro Ogbinaka said his chapter was still awaiting guidance from the national leadership of the association to and until then he could not give any further detail.

Meanwhile, investigations by Nigerianinfo revealed that ASUU’s leadership has reported to the its strike management committee which would in turn relay the positions to the zonal leaders of the association across the nation from where the various university chapters would be adequately briefed.

This long decision making process of the association further affirmed the indications that ASUU’s position may not be quickly reached as envisaged by the public especially parents and students as individual university chapters are expected to revert to their congresses for appraisal of the body’s decision and report back to the national body.

The ASUU president, Dr. Nasir Fagge  was very coy in his chat with newsmen after the marathon meeting only stating that they would take the message back to their principles and report back to with decision reached.

Meanwhile, some of the students who spoke to our reporter appealed to the teachers’ union to fast-track the process of its decisions and call off the strike as soon as possible so that they could return to their various classrooms.

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