College students to proceed protests in Osun, Kwara, Edo, others

Following the extension of the strike motion of the Tutorial Employees Union of Universities by one other 12 weeks, pupil teams have determined to proceed their protests throughout the nation.

College students beneath the aegis of Fund Schooling Coalition have declared a protest motion to carry on the gate of Obafemi Awolowo College, Ile-Ife, Osun State on Thursday, Might 12.

The College students’ Union of the College of Ilorin had additionally in a flier, referred to as on Nigerian college students in Ilorin to affix in a protest which might begin on the college’s gate on Tuesday.

Equally, the Nationwide Affiliation of College College students, Oyo State Campus Monitoring Committee, in an announcement issued late Monday, signed by its Chairman, Comrade Shittu Ridwan Adeniyi, declared a mass protest to carry on the Workplace of the Spouse of the Governor of Oyo State on Wednesday.

Sources additionally famous that the protest would maintain in Edo State.

This got here after a mass of scholars of the College of Lagos alongside different college students and anxious youths had already trooped out en masse on Monday to protest the lingering strike motion of the lecturers, calling on the Federal Authorities to right away see to the calls for of the lecturers and in the end see to the reopening of colleges.

The OAU College students’ Union was additionally on a media rally cum protest in Lagos on Monday.

On Monday, ASUU, after its Nationwide Govt Council assembly which began on Sunday night time on the Comrade Festus Iyayi Nationwide Secretariat, College of Abuja, declared an extension of its strike by 12 weeks.

An announcement signed by the ASUU president, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, mentioned this was to offer the federal government sufficient time to satisfactorily resolve all of the excellent points.

It additionally said that the roll-over strike was efficient from 12.01 am, Might 9, 2021.

In line with ASUU, the strike motion got here on the heels of the federal government’s failure to satisfactorily implement the Memorandum of Motion it signed with the Union in December 2020 on the renegotiation of the 2009 FGN/ASUU Settlement, deployment of the College Transparency and Accountability Answer (UTAS), Earned Tutorial Allowances (EAA), funding for revitalisation of public universities (each Federal and States), proliferation and governance points in State Universities, promotion arrears, withheld salaries (owed for over 20 months in some circumstances), and Non-emittance of third-party deductions.

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