No fewer than 30 Universities will be shut down from December 24, by the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities, SSANU following Federal Government’s directive to Vice-Chancellors of universities to remove the names of staff of their secondary schools from their pay-roll.
schoolwatch.com.ng grapevine gathered that the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities, SSANU, has order its members to embark on indefinite strike from December 24.
The National Executive Council of SSANU took the decision to paralyse academic activities in the nation’s universities after its meeting in Abuja.
Addressing journalists on the outcome of its meeting, the National President of SSANU, Comrade Samson Ugwoke, said the action of government to retrench over 2,000 staff was contrary to the Federal Government and SSANU agreement of 2009.
Ugwoke said that SSANU had written the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, urging him to order the immediate withdrawal of all letters from the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission, National Universities Commission and the Federal Ministry of Education directing Vice-Chancellors to remove personnel of the University Staff Primary Schools from the pay-roll.