Reactions have begun to trail the declaration of a one-month warning strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Monday, 14th February, 2022.
ASUU had been threatening to go on strike due to the inability of the federal government to meet its demands.
Some of ASUU’s demands include the revitalisation of public universities, earned allowance, improved funding of state universities, and promotion arrears. Others are the replacement of the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS) with its own University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) in the payment of emoluments to its members.
On social media, most users expressed sadness at the ASUU strike, lamenting the negative impact it has on students and other stakeholders, calling for an end to the strike. Some others wondered why despite striking regularly, ASUU’s demands are yet to be met, insinuating that the industrial action
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@Ice131Queen These ASUU strikes. Kaiiiii! 😖. The cost to parents isn’t funny at all. Paid accommodation just waste like that? All the provisions bought will be used but not toward school. Transport to and from school, but all for nothing. What kind of country is this???
@Terah777 Omo ASUU No Get Joy oooo😩.
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@ChukaNwaobuogor ASUU and the FG needs to settle the issues around our educational system once and for all. So sad that we’re back to square 1 again. Everyone suffers for this. Please #EndASUUStrike. COVID-19 has done enough already.
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@TtifeB NDLEA should subject ASUU members to drug tests coz this way they are striking like thunder doesn’t make sense at all.
@DanielRunor I’m not a student, but I’m not finding this ASUU thing funny.