ASUU gives govt conditions for members to start duties

ASUU gives govt conditions for members to start duties

On Wednesday, the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, gave the government conditions for its representatives to regain their responsibilities.

ASUU President Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi said lecturers will return to classes when, in line with COVID-19 protocols, the government provides a conducive teaching environment.

After calling off the nine-month strike, Ogunyemi announced this while answering questions from journalists in Abuja.

In order to reinforce the agreements reached, members of both the ASUU and the federal government met.

However, Ogunyemi said: “We usually said we did not close the universities, government remains the owner of the universities, be it state or federal.

“As far as we are concerned, we are ready to resume classes. But government should make the environment conducive for us to work within the context of the emerging trend of COVID-19.

“So, we can’t tell government not to open but we have the right to insist that the COVID-19 protocols should be observed and the requirements for observing the protocols should be met.”