ASUU strike: VC pleads with FG, lecturers to settle dispute

Kwara State University

ASUU has been on strike for 9 weeks.

The Vice Chancellor of the Kwara State University, Malete, Prof. AbdulRasheed Na’Allah, has urged the Federal Government and the lecturers’ union, ASUU, to resolve their differences in the interest of the nation’s university system.

Mr. Na’Allah, who made the call on Friday in Malete, told journalists that the continued face-off had the potential of eroding the confidence of the public in the nation’s university system.

He blamed both parties for the protracted strike, saying they had not properly channelled their energies toward resolving the conflict.

Mr. Na’Allah said that the Federal Government and ASUU must work together to enable the nation’s universities compete favourably with their counterparts worldwide.

He also said there was the need for universities and degree-awarding institutions to tailor their curriculum toward imparting entrepreneurial skills in their students.

The vice-chancellor said it was only by so doing that such graduates could become employers of labour rather than job seekers.

He said many graduates today had become burdens to their parents rather than sources of pride.

ASUU has been on strike for about 9 weeks insisting the federal government implements a 2009 agreement with the union.

(NAN)


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