Awka - The Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka has indicated to
join the one-week warning strike against non-implementation of agreements
reached in 2009 and 2013.
The Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities
(ASUU) in the institution, Prof. Dennis Aribodor, told newsmen in Awka on
Tuesday that it had constantly reminded the government of the need to implement
Aribodor said that part of the agreements were the shortfall
in salaries leading to payment of fractions of staff salaries in universities
from December 2015 and non-payment of salaries in staff primary schools since
December 2015 contrary to the 2009 FGN-ASUU agreement.
Others are funding of universities for the revitalisation
and registration of National University Pension Management Company, payment of
earned academic allowances and non release of subvention to state universities
by their visitors.
He also pointed out that budgetary allocation to education
dropped from 12 per cent to 11 per cent and down to 8 per cent in 2014, 2015
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Aribodor said that the government was reluctant to set up
its negotiation team for the review of the 2009 agreement as consistently
requested by the union since 2012.
He said that the strike would be total and comprehensive as
there would be no teaching, no examination and no attendance at statutory
meetings of any kind, among others.
He noted that chapters of the union which opted out of the
national directive were moles targeted at destabilising the genuine agitation
of the workers.
Aribodor said that those chapters would see the outcome of
their “unpatriotic’’ action.
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