The South-West Zone Nationwide Affiliation of Nigerian College students (NANS) has issued a stern warning to the Federal Authorities urging them to forestall one other ASUU strike in 2022.

This was disclosed in an announcement signed by the zonal coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Olatunji, and made out there to DailyPost.

In response to the assertion, NANS was conversant in the genesis of the agreements and disagreement between ASUU and the Federal Authorities, saying “the federal government has proven too little or no dedication to the settlement it willingly entered into with the ASUU in 2009 which is an oblique assault on Nigerian college students nationally.

NANS additionally charged the federal government to just accept the College Transparency and Accountability Resolution (UTAS) as an alternative of the Built-in Personnel and Payroll Info System (IPPIS) being rejected by the lecturers.

The assertion partly reads:

On UTAS and IPPIS controversy, we’ve learn in regards to the neoliberal insurance policies of IMF and World Financial institution prior to now historical past of Schooling in Nigeria, explicit throughout the period of Structural Adjustment Programme(SAP) which nearly resulted to the lower in variety of tertiary establishments and extreme unfavourable implications on the nation however for the tenacity of Nigerian College students and different civil rights actions.

And we’ve no doubts that IPPIS as IMF/World financial institution initiative can not handle the progressive needs of the Nigerian lecturers however additional mannequin the nation on the mercy of those imperial nations.

Additionally, we take into account an tried rejection of UTAS developed by the Nigerian educational physique by the federal authorities as an insult to the Nigerian academia and it implies an oblique vote of no confidence within the Nigerian academia.

”If the Federal Authorities is to be honest sufficient that it has created an enabling surroundings for the Nigerian educational system to provide international normal initiatives, then why would the identical authorities discover it tough to undertake the product of that very same system? Therefore, we’re demanding that the Federal Authorities both undertake UTAS as proposed by ASUU and make obligatory corrections within the curiosity of public schooling in Nigeria or they additional search and create an homegrown various to spice up the arrogance and assurance that the Nigerian schooling system can present options to her personal challenges.

Adetunji, who recognized himself because the Zone D NANS Coordinator, demanded that the Federal Authorities prioritise the cost of revitalisation fund to deliver in regards to the wanted improvement within the nation’s universities, asking that pupil unions be given illustration within the committees on their respective campuses to watch the efficient utilization of this fund for the aim which it was launched.

Primarily, we’re making a well timed intervention by this launch to ask the federal authorities to not solely meet with ASUU, however embrace all different educational and non educational our bodies in our tertiary establishments to progressively handle their calls for and resolve them inside this era of Christmas and New 12 months break.

It could do the federal government properly if ample and accountable consideration is given to this to avert industrial actions within the new yr,” he stated.

 

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