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Group urges end to protracted ASUU strike 



 Group urges end to protracted ASUU strike
Group urges end to protracted ASUU strike 

1 The African Network for Peace and Good Governance has called for urgent resolution of the protracted FG-ASUU impasse to enable the students to return to school.

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2 The Executive Director of the group, Mr Bede Aneke, made the call in a statement on Wednesday in Enugu.

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3 Aneke urged the Federal Government to make serious commitment to ASUU’s demand in order to urgently end the  crisis.

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4 He also charged federal and state governments to increase allocations to the universities and education sector by 26 per cent or more.

5 Aneke said that the strike had led some students into social vices, such as armed robbery, prostitution, cyber crimes and pools betting, among others.

6 According to Aneke, if the strike continues, the county is in for serious crimes.

7 He said: “For more than four months now, public universities in the country have been shut.

8 “Are we really progressing or retrogressing?

9 “We cannot advance when the education sector, which is the foundation of development, is in shambles.

10 “Countries do not grow like this.

11 “Our children are now roaming the streets, and some have got involved in crimes.”
Aneke pointed out that some of the country’s best brains had left for developed nations in search of greener pastures.

12 He further said that the damaging impact of the strike on the nation’s education “are better imagined than experienced”.

13 “Government must resolve this impasse to save the country from further shame and disgrace,” Aneke said.

14 He regretted that the nation’s political leaders could not  invest in the education sector but f prefer to send their children to schools abroad.

15 “The children of the poor in public universities are the ones suffering the anomaly,” he said.

16 It could be recalled that the union proceeded on industrial action on Feb.

17 14 to demand the full implementation of the 2009 ASUU-FG agreement.

18 Prominent among the agreement was the University Transparency Accountability Solution, preferred by ASUU to the government’s Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System.

19 Others were the payment of promotion arrears and renegotiation of the 2009 agreement.


21 NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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