Daily Trust (Abuja)

14 February 2013

Nigeria: ASUU Is Blackmailing Rivers Varsity - Spokesman

Ibadan — The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is blackmailing the university by publicly undermining its credibility, a Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) official has said.

Desmond Nwosu, the university's spokesman, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview in Port Harcourt on Wednesday that ASUU was calling for a sanction to be imposed on the university.

The National Executive Council of ASUU at a recent meeting in Osun state had called on the National Universities Commission (NUC) to sanction the university.

A communiqué issued after the meeting stated that the management of the university disregarded the rights of ASUU members to freedom of association and peaceful assembly in the university.

The communiqué also described RSUST as a university where mediocrity thrived and as such lacked the ability to produce quality graduate.

Nwosu said that the university chapter of ASUU had refused to follow due-process in notifying the university management before holding its meetings.

With Agency Report

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