Sokoto varsity can opt out of ASUU strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Sokoto State University Chapter is considering canceling the prolonged strike initiated by the union.

A source who is a senior teacher at the school confirmed that Stand online said their congressional meeting ended in a stalemate.

He said some of them are considering withdrawing from the strike for the sake of their students.

The teacher further explained that “we have found that the federal government is not sincere in resolving the ongoing strike and for our part we have no problem with the government headed by Governor Aminu Tambuwal.

“What remains for us now is to locate our struggle, approach the state government with our demands and if the government complies with our demands, we will not hesitate to call off the strike.

He claimed that everyone in this country knows how the Buhari government had a casual attitude towards education.

He said the Nigerian masses are watching and waiting for the day of reckoning when they will repay this government for destroying every sector, including education, which is the foundation of all social development.

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“We are all watching and waiting to repay this government for the damage it has caused to the education sector,” he said

He praised Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal for his ability and pragmatic leadership in handling the issue in the university, and said the former management of the university approached the governor several times asking for no work and no pay, but he refused.

He also praised the quality of the guiding leadership of the new vice-chancellor of the university, Prof. Dr. Garba Bashir, who he said is a bridge builder even when he was Commissioner for Higher Education before his appointment as Vice-Chancellor.

But when contacted with the industry chairman of ASUU, Dr. Sai’du Isah that they are awaiting the outcome of the union’s National Executive Committee, which is scheduled for the 28th of this month.

He further explained that after the NEC meeting, the union will meet again and take a position, stressing that the union had already rejected the federal government’s offer.

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It was recalled that Tambuwal recently called the union at the state university to come forward with their demands so that the government will see what they can do.

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Sokoto varsity can opt out of ASUU strike

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