The Academic Staff Union Of Universities has asked for a 15% allocation from the national budget for education to stop the continuous strike in the country.
Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, the ASUU President disclosed on Monday, 28th January, 2019 that the members of the union were still consulting on the promises made by the Federal Government.
He said: “There are some aspects of our demands that government said it is implementing. Once we get a feedback from our branches, we will know what we have left to tackle. We hope to meet with the government during the week to see how far it has gone.”
The Union President even when asked about when the strike will be absolved insisted that the Federal Government must be ready and committed to allocate at least 15% allocation of the national budget to the educational sector.
“The second aspect is political commitment. Government should keep faith with agreements and understanding reached with staff unions. ASUU does not just go on strike. It would process available information and refer to government to create understanding, memorandum and agreements.”
ASUU has been on strike since November 4th, 2018 over alleged non-implementation of agreements it entered into with the federal government in 2009 and 2017. Their demands are on better welfare package and improved teaching and learning environment, among other issues.