The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU has highlighted two requirements from the Nigerian government before it ends the ongoing strike.
The ongoing strike in universities has deprived students of returning to academic activities since March despite the reopening of all schools by the Federal Government.
The National President of ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, speaking in an interview with DAILY POST on Tuesday said the ongoing strike is not for selfish reasons but majorly for the welfare of students.
According to him, the government cannot continue to watch the lecture halls, hostels in the universities decay and not do anything about it, thereby depriving the students of quality education.
He added that schools would not reopen until the government meets two conditions which are the payment of lecturers salaries and a standard environment for students.”
Ogunyemi further appealed to students to be patient with ASUU, adding that every action by the body is to enable students be proud of their certificates and reposition universities globally.
Ogunyemi said: “The ongoing strike will continue and school will not reopen until the government provides good lecture halls, equipment for the students and also pay salaries of lecturers.
“We also have children who are students in these schools; everything ASUU is doing is about students and Nigeria. If we have a good education, students will be proud of their certificates and our universities will be able to reckon with globally.