ASUU President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi has called out the FG for their incompetence which has resulted to an unending ASUU strike.
Prof Biodun Ogunyemi also vowed that universities would still be shutdown despite any announcement of school reopening by the FG, until their agreement with the union has been fulfilled.
Speaking at a town meeting at the African Hall, the University of Ilorin, the ASUU President, who declined to reveal the agenda noted that the union has mapped out a strategy to get the FG to fulfill their promises.
Ogunyemi said, “I think it is better we wait. When we get to that bridge, we will cross it. I can’t open our strategy here; whatever you do is about strategy; let the government refuse to negotiate, we will unfold our strategy then.”
Prof Bioudun stated that the Asuu strike has been on since March because, the government has paid deaf ears and turned blind to the plea of the union concerning university education, adding that some of ASUU’s demands included funding of university education, which the government had reneged on in the last 10 years.
“There is a deliberate attempt to kill university education in the country. Some universities use stoves in their laboratories instead of burners and buckets to fetch water to perform experiments; it’s as bad as that,” he said.
He explained that ASUU had signed MoU with the Federal Government on the need to improve facilities on the campuses, students’ welfare, promotion, and welfare, which were ignored “because there are plans to make education inaccessible to children of the poor, which today is creating social vices such as Yahoo-Yahoo, Yahoo-plus, banditry, and other criminal activities in the society.
“Check the social media; you will see them celebrating their children graduating from foreign universities. This is why they are not willing to fund public universities”, the ASUU president said.
Seems the Asuu strike won’t be ending anytime soon😑😥