Monday, 1 May 2017

Workers’ Day: There is nothing to celebrate – ASUU


The Chairman of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Ibadan Chapter, Dr. Deji Omole, has lamented the poor condition of facilities in the nation’s universities.

While the Nigerian workers celebrate the workers day, he said there is nothing to celebrate going by the deplorable conditions of universities’ laboratories and the suffering of lecturers in the institutions.

The don, in a statement, asked the Federal Government to address the shortfall of personnel cost and other obligations in the universities.

Dr. Omole said the present administration has adopted a “Maradona style” in meeting the agreements it signed with the union in 2009 and 2013, adding that academic staff in Nigerian universities are enduring the worst of welfare and lack attention.

He said while the student to lecturer ratio keeps increasing, and science laboratories are nothing to write home about, lecturers are still expected to teach students with poor facilities to produce globally competitive students.

He lamented that most university lecturers now face hard times due to fractional payment of salaries and unpaid academic allowances.

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