ASUU Threatens to Sanction uncooperative Vice-Chancellors

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has threatened that it would sanction some university Vice-Chancellors who may have been “uncooperative” in the ongoing strike by the lecturers.

ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, said this yesterday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.

NAN reported that ASUU had commenced an indefinite strike on November 5, 2018, demanding for increased funding of the university education by the federal government.

Ogunyemi was reacting to the allegation that some vice-chancellors have been intimidating lecturers in their institution and have ordered them back to the classroom, while some have reportedly commenced examinations.

According to him, the union may be preparing for a confrontation with some of the vice-chancellors that have defaulted and failed to cooperate.

The attitude of some of these vice-chancellors is worrisome; the union will be prepared to engage such vice-chancellor when the ongoing strike is suspended or called off, ” he said. He expressed regret over some members of the union, who choose to betray their conscience by opting out of the strike.

He added that such members who may be aggrieved ought to take opportunity of available internal mechanism for resolving such crisis, saying that the union will address the issues at the appropriate time.

Ogunyemi, however, noted that there are reasons some members may have opted out of the action in some campuses.

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