Nigeria universities students have been at home for more than 6 months all thanks to the industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
How long is ASUU strike?
ASUU announced a one-month warning strike on February 14, 2022. The union extended the industrial action by another two months on March 14, to allow the government to meet all of its demands. A 12-week extension was announced on May 9.
In August, the strike was extended by another four weeks and now declared indefinite by the union.
Why is ASUU on strike 2022?
The strike, according to the union, was as a result of the failure of the government to meet some demands such as the release of the revitalisation funds for universities, release of earned allowances for university lecturers, the deployment of University Transparency Accountability System (UTAS) to replace IPPIS and the implementation of the 2009 renegotiated agreement which contains its members’ conditions of service.
Which schools are not on strike?
All private institutions are not on strike as they are not part of ASUU. Also, about 10 state-owned universities are not participating in the industrial action declared by the Union.
It has been revealed that academic activities have never stopped in universities owned by Oyo, Osun, Anambra, Borno, Akwa Ibom, Delta, Lagos, Rivers and Delta states.
Full list of state-owned universities not on strike:
- Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rivers state
- Rivers State University, Port Harcourt
- Delta State University, Abraka
- Osun State University, Osogbo, Osun state
- Technical University, Ibadan, Oyo state
- Chukwuemeka Odumekwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam, Anambra
- Kwara State University, Malete
- Lagos State University, Ojo
- Borno State University (BOSU)
- Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot Aba Ekim.
State-owned schools that have pulled out of ASUU strike
- Kaduna State University, (KASU)
- Ekiti State University (EKSU)
- Nasarawa State University, Keffi