Governor Elechi calls for scrapping of ASUU

Filed in EDUCATION NEWS by on December 11, 2013 0 Comments

GOVERNOR Martin Elechi of Ebonyi State yesterday called for the disbandment of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU in the country, following its alleged antecedent of sabotaging the effort of governments in the area of education and provision of infrastructural facilities to institution of higher learning.

The governor made the call during an interactive session with members and executives of the state chapter of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ.

He described ASUU’s action as a sabotage of the education sector and the corporate existence of country; stressing the need for the union to always consider the future of students while taking steps to contribute its quota towards the improvement of the education sector.

He said: “The major victims of this strike are not government but the students and things are not what they should be.

“ASUU is due for proscription; the way they are going is sabotage to the existence of the country. When I travelled I heard that lecturers had resumed in EBSU; my plan was that if any lecturer is to resume he or she is to renounce their membership of the union.

“At a point in time, history must change if not we will keep drifting; in EBSU, it is still a case of no work no pay.”

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