ASUU blames ‘Japa’ as lecturers shortage hits varsities

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has blamed the severe shortage of staff in Universities in Nigeria on ‘Japa syndrome’ as thousands of lecturers have left the country in search of greener pastures in foreign lands.      In an interview with The Punch, the Union said there is currently a high number of retirements at the varsities in Nigeria.      ASUU at the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, said about 100 lecturers had left the university, while the

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Ask Niger Republic to immediately refund N1.4 billion and use it to offset ASUU funding

SERAP has asked the Buhari administration to demand a refund of the N1.4billion it gave to Niger Republic authorities and use the refund to offset ASUU funding.   The Nigerian government on Wednesday, August 3, confirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari approved the purchase and donation of vehicles, worth N1.4 billion, to neighbouring Niger Republic.   This revelation sparked outrage and the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, said that the donation was to help Niger address its security

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“Baby calm down” Unilag replies Rema after he complained about ASUU strike delaying him from resuming school

The University of Lagos (Unilag) has responded to Rema after he complained that the ASUU strike was keeping him from resuming since he got admission to study at the school.   The singer had tweeted earlier: “ASUU, since dem give me admission I neva start school o, e don do nau!”   Bowen University then saw it as a chance to advertise their institution so they tweeted at Rema, writing: “ASUU can’t delay you if you’re enrolled in Bowen University.”

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FG ready to resolve outstanding issues with ASUU – Education Minister, Adamu Adamu

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has said that the Federal government is willing to reach an agreement with the striking members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).   Speaking to statehouse correspondents after the Federal Executive Council meeting today February 16, Adamu said he was surprised that the lecturers could decide to embark on industrial action when the Federal Government was addressing the issues they have raised.   “ASUU, unfortunately, they have gone on strike and I am

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ASUU members in Taraba hold prayer sessions over continued strike

Christian and Muslim members of the Taraba State University chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, have held different prayer sessions over the continued strike across universities in the country.    The ASUU members who held prayers over the strike which has been on since March, over poor remuneration among other issues, prayed for God’s intervention.    Former Vice-Chairman of the Taraba university union, Mbave Joshua told Channels Television;    “We have no other choice at this point than to turn to

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