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BREAKING: University of Abuja ASUU Declares Indefinite Strike

University Of Abuja Lecturers’ Union, ASUU Begins Indefinite Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) branch at the University of Abuja has started an indefinite strike to draw attention to the developments that impact the union.

ASUU, established in 1978, has been instrumental in shaping the trajectory of higher education in Nigeria. The union has consistently championed causes such as improved funding for universities, better working conditions for academic staff, and the overall revitalization of the educational sector. Through negotiations, protests, and strikes, ASUU has sought to address systemic issues plaguing the Nigerian university system, aiming to ensure quality education and academic excellence for both staff and students.

The union announced its intention to go on strike on Thursday after its convention at the institution’s permanent site.

The decision to embark on an indefinite strike at the University of Abuja did not come lightly. It followed the culmination of deliberations and discussions among members of the ASUU branch, who convened at the institution’s Permanent Site for a congress. During this congress, members voiced their grievances and concerns regarding various issues affecting their welfare and the overall academic environment at the university.

Constructive communication and aggressive steps are desperately needed to resolve the root causes of the labor dispute as the University of Abuja’s indefinite strike progresses. ASUU and the university administration need to show that they are prepared to have real conversations, put the needs of faculty, staff, and students first, and collaborate to find long-term solutions that advance institutional growth and academic success.

According to LEADERSHIP, the Chairman of the branch, Dr. Sylvanus Ugoh, said that the union had resolved to embark on a total and an indefinite strike with immediate effect.

The settlement of the University of Abuja’s indefinite strike should ultimately act as a spur for more extensive reforms meant to revive Nigeria’s education system and guarantee that universities function as hubs for knowledge creation, innovation, and societal advancement. The objectives of students, faculty, and the country at large can only be realized via cooperative efforts and a shared commitment to greatness.

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