The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has advocated for legislation to control how public servants’ children enroll in schools abroad.
At the solidarity rally held by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Tuesday in Yenagoa, Prof. Kingdom Tombra, the union’s chapter chairman for the University of Niger Delta University Wilberforce Island, announced as much.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the NLC organized the countrywide protest in support of the ASUU and its member unions in response to the ongoing strike at Nigeria’s public institutions.
If this is done, it will increase Nigeria’s university finances and help to create a better society by creating strong educational institutions.
We are fully dedicated to this struggle since it is not against the government but rather the working class and the ruling class.
“I don’t believe the strike will happen again if the wealthy and the poor attend the same university or organization.
“They will show complete support for the university system and the higher institutions in Nigeria if they school here and their children are here,” he said.
According to NAN, teachers at government-run institutions started a statewide strike on February 14 in protest of the implementation of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) as the industry’s payment system.
Earlier, Bayelsa Governor Douye Diri thanked the ASUU and the NLC for their peaceful protest and pledged to take their requests to the proper authorities in a speech to organized labor.
The Bayelsa NLC Chairman, Mr. John Ndiomu, also spoke and praised the governor for his calm demeanor.
In the nationwide solidarity rally, he claimed, both workers and students are represented.
Ndiomu encouraged the federal government to ratify the revised draft agreement between ASUU and the government.
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The labor leader urged the NUC to amend its legislation to prevent the growth of public colleges operating without funds.