END OF ASUU: Federal Government To Register Another ASUU Group
JUST IN: Federal Government To Register Another ASUU Group.
The Federal Government directed a ministerial committee to review the registration application of Congress of University Academics, CONUA, within
four weeks and report back.
CONUA is a group of university lecturers that have broken away from the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, and has applied to the Federal Government for registration.
Speaking when he granted audience to the leadership of CONUA in his office in Abuja, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris
Ngige promised to look into the request by the group to be registered as a trade.
The group’s National Coordinator, Niyi Sunmonu said as academics and researchers, lecturers were supposed to have evaluated the effect of strikes on Nigeria’s institutions and especially on “our collective psyche.”
“Nigerian Universities should rank comfortably with any other university in any part of the world.
“So we want to ensure a seamless and
uninterrupted academic calendar in the university system.” He appealed to the minister to reconsider CONUA’s request to be registered as a trade union.
He said CONUA members have for long ceased to be part of ASUU and were not willing to be part of it, adding that ASUU no longer represents the interests and aspirations of CONUA members.
He said, “Rather, CONUA members are independent academics who decided to come together and form a formidable union for its members and the advancement of education in Nigeria.