Report reaching schoolwatch.com.ng news desk has it that, The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), President, Dr Nasir Fagge, was peeved with his members for not living up to the standards set by the union.
Speaking to schoolwatch.com.ng grapevine, Fagge said the union was embarking on internal cleansing of members.
ASUU president, while speaking at Ibadan Zonal Leadership Training Workshop organised for the leadership of the union in the zone, said for the union to achieve ultimate goal of building Nigeria and safeguarding the education sector, ASUU members must rededicate themselves to positive leadership values.
According to him, “given the context of the rapacious encroachment of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank into the education sector, we have no choice but to strengthen our commitment and faith in ASUU as our bastion of resistance.”
Fagge said, as a union of integrity and intellects, it would ensure that lecturers were exemplary role models to the students as well as defend the principles of the teaching profession.
According to Fagge, “as we continue to deepen our struggle to reposition our universities to be internationally competitive, we must continue to focus searchlight on ourselves.”
Fagge further noted that the Nigerian nation was facing generalised crisis, singled out crisis of dilapidated infrastructure, understocked libraries, poorly equipped laboratories, corruption, administrative insensitivity and declining morale among staff and students as the bane of tertiary education.
Although, Fagge said the union was receiving sustained attacks from ‘the ruling elite of the corrupt and decadent postcolonial Nigerian state,’ he, however, vowed that the union would continue to fight for the restoration of order in Nigerian universities.
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