1 The Committee of Pro-Chancellors of State-owned Universities (COPSUN) has called on the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to work with all stakeholders in reaching a compromise to end the prolonged strike.
4 Reacting to the President of ASUU, who allegedly described state-owned universities as “irrelevant and quacks”, he said that it was time to respect the federal nature of the country’s government in all matters.
5 According to him, membership of the union is voluntary as such creative approaches must be developed to confront the problems of university system in the country.
7 “The pro-chancellors of our state universities and indeed members of the councils are distinguished and accomplished eminent persons who have served and still serving this nation in many capacities.
8 “Amongst the members are retired ambassadors, retired generals in the armed forces, retired vice-chancellors, Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN), renowned politicians and other distinguished professionals.
9 “It is therefore insulting, contemptuous and unbecoming for the president of ASUU to state that these esteemed individuals are presiding over quack and inconsequential universities,” he said.