Nigeria's Academic Union Strike Worsens


Efforts to resolve the ongoing indefinite strike by university lecturers worsened as the lecturers' union leaders walked out on lawmakers trying to intervene in the crisis.
  • Nigeria:  ASUU Strike - Students Decry Disruption of Academic Calendar

    This Day, 15 July 2013

    University lecturers have come under criticism from their students, who accused them of unduly prolonging their studies by embarking on strikes that disrupt the academic calendar. read more »

  • Nigeria:  How to Resolve the ASUU/Government Conflict

    Vanguard, 14 July 2013

    Like an anniversary celebration, this year's edition of the annual closure of Nigerian Universities began on Tuesday July 01, 2013. As usual, no one knows when it will end. Indeed, ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Why I Am Against ASUU's Frequent Indefinite Strikes (2)

    Vanguard, 14 July 2013

    It is therefore not surprising that a large percentage of lecturers across the universities appear incapable of examining repercussions of frequent strikes critically and ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Strikes Have Helped Universities - ASUU President

    Daily Trust, 13 July 2013

    For one and a half years the academic calendar of federal universities nationwide was not disrupted until last week when the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) struck. In ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  ASUU Strike Sets Nigeria's Education Back

    Daily Trust, 11 July 2013

    The importance of education cannot be overemphasized. In fact it would not be an exaggeration to say that without education, most societies would die, most societies will agree or ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  FG Paying Lip Service to Education - ASUU Abuja Zone

    Daily Trust, 11 July 2013

    The Federal Government has not shown commitment to improving the education sector by not adequately funding universities and implementing the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) it ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  FG Begs ASUU to Call Off Strike

    Daily Trust, 11 July 2013

    The Federal Government has appealed to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to call off its strike. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Uni -Lorin Refuses to Join ASUU Strike

    Daily Trust, 11 July 2013

    Academic activities are presently at a standstill in all federal universities in Nigeria following the nationwide strike declared by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  NANS Demands ASUU, ASUP Call Off Strike

    Daily Trust, 11 July 2013

    The National Association of Nigerian Students has threatened to lead protests to the headquarters of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Academic Staff Union of ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  ASUU Denies Snubbing Senate Committee's Invitation

    This Day, 11 July 2013

    The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has refuted reports that its representatives did not show up at a meeting by the Senate Committee on Education on Tuesday, to ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Stop Using Strikes to Resolve Disputes, Nigerian Government Tells ASUU

    Premium Times, 10 July 2013

    The Executive Council of the Federation, FEC, has appealed to university lecturers to end the ongoing industrial action and return to class and asked the lecturers not to resort to ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  FG Orders Payment of Salaries to MDAs

    This Day, 11 July 2013

    The federal government Wednesday ordered the immediate payment of all outstanding salaries to its workers in the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) across the country. read more »

  • Nigeria:  ASUU/ASUP Strikes - Gridlock As Protesting Students Storm Lagos Roads

    Vanguard, 10 July 2013

    No fewer than 500 students of polytechnics, universities, and even secondary school leavers, yesterday, protested on the streets of Lagos under the aegis of the Concerned Citizens ... read more »

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  • Nigeria:  ASUU Crisis Worsens As Lecturers Walk Out of Meeting With Lawmakers, Ministers

    Premium Times, 9 July 2013

    Efforts at resolving the ongoing indefinite strike by university lecturers failed on Tuesday as the lecturers' union leaders walked out on lawmakers trying to intervene in the ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  ASUU Strike Worsens As Lecturers Walk Out of Meeting With Lawmakers, Ministers

    Premium Times, 9 July 2013

    Efforts to resolve the ongoing indefinite strike by university lecturers worsened on Tuesday as the lecturers' union leaders walked out on lawmakers trying to intervene in the ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  ASUP Agrees to End Strike As ASUU Snubs Senate Education Committee

    This Day, 10 July 2013

    The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Tuesday heeded pleas from the Senate Committee on Education, Minister of Education, Prof. Ruqayyatu Rufa'i and his Labour and ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  ASUU Gives Condition to End Strike

    Leadership, 9 July 2013

    As the nationwide strike by Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) enters its second week, it has insisted that the only condition for calling off the strike is for the ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  ASUU Strike - Nigerian Government, Lawmakers Hold Crucial Meeting On Tuesday - Minister

    Premium Times, 8 July 2013

    One week after university lecturers across Nigeria commenced an indefinite strike; the federal government said it is taking steps to resolve the contending issues. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Strike - ASUU Vows to Sanction Errant Members - Official

    Premium Times, 8 July 2013

    The Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Ifeanyichukwu Abada, has said that any lecturer involved in any academic ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  ASUP/ASUU - Is Strike Still Best Option?

    Vanguard, 9 July 2013

    The most common and (perceived effective) way to get government attention to any issue in Nigeria by any group is to embark on industrial action otherwise called strike. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Return to Classroom, FG Begs ASUU

    Vanguard, 9 July 2013

    The Federal Government, yesterday, begged the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, to return to classrooms, as the union insisted that the strike would continue unless ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  ASUU Strike - FG Meets With Vice-Chancellors

    This Day, 9 July 2013

    As the indefinite strike embarked on by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) enters its second week, the federal government has summoned the vice-chancellors of all ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  We Have Not Called-Off Strike - ASUU

    Vanguard, 7 July 2013

    Following the indefinite strike embarked by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), last Monday, the union, Sunday, disclosed that it will not suspend the industrial ... read more »

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