ASUU: Lecturers do not deserve to earn salaries while on strike – Umahi

The Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, expressed regret on Thursday about the rise in cultism among lecturers and students in the state’s various universities, Charmingpro reports 

Umahi expressed his concerns to the Ebonyi State University governing council and the Board of the King David Umahi Federal University of Medical Sciences.

He expressed his displeasure with the Academic Staff Union of Universities’ (ASUU) ongoing strike, which he claims has hampered the growth of educational institutions in the country.

“I spoke about the ASUU strike earlier, and I continue to appeal that the federal government cannot borrow such a large sum to meet ASUU’s demands,” he says. There should be a way to communicate so that the students can return to school.

“I am very concerned about the ASUU strike, and in Nigeria, it is not even a strike because when you are on strike, you are not supposed to earn a salary for the entire period you did not work.” “You can go on strike for anything, so it’s unreasonable to demand salaries while on strike,” he said.

Similarly, the governor expressed concern about the continued rise of cultism in state universities and called for the dismissal of any cultist student or lecturer.

“We will not allow clannishness to cloud our universities,” he said. Cultism must be combated in our schools. Anyone found engaging in cultism must leave. We need to be mindful of this in a society where even some lecturers are cultists,’ he said.

Earlier, the chairman of the two universities’ governing boards, Rev. Fr. Abraham Nwali, revealed the board’s readiness to enhance research that will promote learning at both Ebonyi State University and the David Umahi Federal University of Medical Science.

The clergy also promised to fight plagiarism and plagiarism of research work done by supposed professionals.


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