Welcome to Naija News compilation of the latest news on the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike for today, 13th July 2022.
Naija News reports that universities lecturers have been on strike since February 14, 2022 over unresolved issues with the federal government.
Nollywood Actor cum philanthropist Williams Uchemba has revealed the pathetic condition of striking university lecturers, while calling on well-meaning Nigerians for donations and support.
Naija News reports that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has been on strike since February 14, 2022, over unresolved issues with the federal government.
Following the lingering strike, the actor disclosed that some set of lecturers reached out to him for some financial help.
According to the father of one in a video shared on social media on Monday, the lecturers complained of their inability to feed and cater for their families since they embarked on the strike.
He added that the lecturers told him they had exhausted all their savings and had nothing to fall back on.
Uchemba then called on Nigerians to help with whatever they have got to support the striking lecturers so they can be able to feed their families.
Ahmed Musa Reacts As Yul Edochie Slams Politicians Who Share Photos Of Children’s Graduation Abroad While ASUU Is On Strike
Nigerian footballer, Ahmed Musa has slammed politicians after Nollywood actor Yul Edochie asked a critical question online.
In a post shared on Instagram, Yul asked how public office holders feel when they visit their children abroad, take pictures in their schools and post online when ASUU is on strike.
According to Yul, politicians are running a system they don’t even believe in adding that how many people from the western world send their children to school in Nigeria.
He wrote: “To our political office holder whose children school abroad. How do you feel visit your children abroad, taking pictures in their schools and posting online while ASUU is on strike?
“Like seriously, how is it ok to you? You‘re running a system that you don’t even believe in. Show me one oyibo whose child is schooling in Nigeria. E no day touch unavailable. And when you return Nigerian youths will still gather and sing praises for una.”
Responding to the post, Ahmed Musa described the situation as a ‘shame’.
President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to reconsider their position on the prolonged strike, expressing worry that the hiatus will have generational consequences on families, the educational system and future development of the country.
Naija News reports that Buhari made this known on Monday in Daura, Katsina, when he received some governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC), legislators and political leaders at his residence.
In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President said the strike had already taken a toll on the psychology of parents, students and other stakeholders, throwing up many moral issues that already beg for attention.
He noted that the future of the country rests on the quality of educational institutions and education, while assuring that the government understands their position, and negotiations should continue, with students in lecture halls.
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