ASUU provides new update on ongoing strike
ASUU provides new update on ongoing strike which has now lasted since February 2020 till today 27th of October, 2020
THE Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU just released an update on why the union has not called off the ongoing strike in the country
According to the union, this is because the government is yet to conduct an integrity test on the University Transparency and Accountability Solution also known as UTAS
The statement read:
“The integrity test will be handled by NITDA, it is government that will facilitate it because NITDA is a government, agency and unless you get clearance from the government that test cannot be conducted.”
When he was asked if the government had accepted UTAS, Ogunyemi replied saying:
“We are still talking, we have given them the position of our members, we are thinking we should be able to hold a meeting this week if they have not changed plans.
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝗲𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗽𝗼𝘀𝘁𝗽𝗼𝗻𝗲𝗱.In principal, they have accepted UTAS and told us to go for the test, and on our part, we have started the process.
We had presented UTAS at three levels, starting with the Ministry of Education, Senate President and members of his team, officials of Ministry of Finance and Office of the Accountant General of the Federation, where all other stakeholders were present, including NITDA, all stakeholders have witnessed the presentation and the next stage of integrity test is what we are moving in to.
If government facilitates it, it is not something that should drag for too long at all. We don’t foresee any problem with UTAS, it also depends on how early the government makes it pssible for the integrity test to be conducted.”
“We have not seen enough reasons to believe that they don’t mean what they are telling us but as soon as we see any sign to that effect. we will tell Nigerians.”
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