Monday, 2 September 2013

ASSU vs CSOs.......

As the industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of universities (ASUU) enters the third month, a group, under the auspices of Coalition of Civil Society Organisations of Nigeria, (CCSON), has called on the striking lecturers to be more logical in their quest for improved funding of the education sector.

The group, in a communiqué jointly signed by the National Coordinator, Temitope Fadahunsi and national secretary, Ahmed Yahaya, after an emergency meeting in Abuja, over the weekend.

Fadahunsi said, “The issue ASUU is fighting for boils down to proper funding and what Nigerians need is for the tertiary education sector to function optimally. We implore ASUU to be logical in their argument on some issues as regards the betterment of education in Nigeria”.

CCSON, after its meeting, bemoaned the continuous backward slide in the standard of tertiary education in the country, while urging parties in the botched negotiation to consider positive compromise in resolving the current impasse.

“We all are aware of the on-going strike by ASUU and it is approaching its third month without any serious sign that it will come to an end this week or next, and we cannot continue to sit back and watch without concern. READ MORE

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