By Grace Ayoola
Some days ago, Festus Keyamo, Ministers of State for Labour and Employment stated on his interview on channels Television that ASUU knew the clear picture and in his advise he stated “I will tell everybody and parents, go and beg ASUU.” Festus Advised.
However, the Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB) Prof. Ishola Oloyede has urged striking lecturers to resume back to work. On Saturday, while invigilating the 2022 mop-up Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), Oloyede made the appeal to striking lecturer.
More than 42,000 candidates participated in the examination and it was conducted in 45 different centers in five different states. The registrar appeal to both parties, telling them to reach a conclusion to allow affected students return back to school. Oloyede also made it known that if ASSU call off the strike, it doesn’t prevent it from happening again. “I believe that what we should do is to look at the system and take some hard decisions. If we do not make such decisions, then we may be postponing the evil day.”
The federal government is yet to reach a conclusion with the Academic Staff Universities Union(ASUU). This action started on February 14th and the government insisted that the demand is outrageous. Festus Keyamo, Ministers of State for Labour and Employment also stated that ASUU knew the clear picture. ASUU proposal is N1.2trillion. Their former N412billion was 50 percent of the total wage structure of the federal government.