Tuesday, 1 October 2013

NUT threatens to go on strike, Gives FG & ASUU 2 weeks ultimatum

The Nigeria Union of Teachers has given a two-week ultimatum to the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities to end the strike embarked upon by lecturers in the nation's public universities.

The NUT President, Mr. Michael Olukoya, stated this in Abuja at the end of the union's meeting, NAN reported. ASUU, had since July 1, embarked on a strike it described as "comprehensive, total and indefinite." 
Olukoya said members of the union would not hesitate to close down the nation's schools, if the two parties failed to reach agreement after two weeks.

He described the current ASUU strike as nationalistic, patriotic and self-sacrificing. 
He said, "We will not hesitate to shut down the education system in the country, if the government fails to fulfil or honour the agreement with the lecturers." 

The lecturers are protesting against the non- implementation of an agreement they entered into with the Federal Government in 2009. 

Nigeria @ 53... Educational sector in ruins......

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