The House of Representatives has urged the Federal Government to honour its agreement with the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU, to end the union’s ongoing one-month warning strike.
This followed the adoption of a motion by Mr.
Dozie Nwankwo, a member from Anambra State.
The House urged the Ministry of Labour and Employment as well as ASUU to adhere to the clauses and provisions of their previous Memorandum of Understanding and the Memorandum of Action with the Union.
Leading the debate, Mr.
Nwankwo, stressed that ASUU’s strike had in the past caused corporate pain to students and parents alike, as it had disrupted the academic calendar and impacted negatively on the teaching staff.
He added that “Nigeria is losing revenue through Nigerian students who school abroad and the standards of Nigerian universities can be raised to those of the best universities in Africa and the world.
Nwankwo also decried the depreciating academic standards of Nigeria’s public universities as a result of incessant strikes by ASUU.
Adopting the motion the house mandated its Committees on Labour, Employment and Productivity as well as Tertiary Education and Services to interface with the Ministry of Labour and Employment on the matter.
ASUU strike: Reps urges FG to honour agreements