ASUU Launches Buhari on Resume Day
The failure of the federal government to provide a supportive environment for students and faculty prior to the resumption of academic activities at many universities has been frowned upon.
The University Teachers’ Union, ASUU, University of Calabara, a branch of UNICAL, accused the federal government of violating its obligations.
Dr. Edor J. Edor, President of ASUU UniCal, said the Nigerian government’s announcement to reopen schools on January 18, 2021 is a sign of government failure.
We will remind that the Minister of Education Adamu Adamu said that the government is revising the date of the resumption of work on January 18.
Adamu said the shooting date is being revised due to a spike in COVID-19 cases across the country.
However, Edor, chatting with DAILY POST, said: “Given a similar and shameful failure by the federal government to build infrastructure for public universities in others to make them more conducive to learning and teaching, the President’s COVID-19 Task Force said Monday. restoration is pending.
“This is a clear acknowledgment of the federal government’s inability to do what is necessary at public universities.
“If we have university classrooms, comfortable dormitories, offices and favorable infrastructure, if they have water, we have ordinary taps, since one of the COVID-19 protocols states that frequent hand washing with soap and water under running water before disinfection, then why the federal government will rebuild schools.
“They know these things are not there, so it will be unsafe for students, academic and non-academic staff to return to school in the face of the peak of the new persistent variability of the COVID-29 virus.
This should send a signal to the fourth estate of the kingdom, parents and Nigerians that what ASUU has asked the federal government to inject funds to revitalize universities, COVID-19 has come to support.
“Now we are confronted face to face with the fact of the depth of poverty and completeness of infrastructure in public universities.
“Of course, ASUU suspended the strike, so at the moment we have withdrawn our tool that we shot down on March 23, 2020, and we are ready to work, but the federal government says we have to resist, we cannot go back to work because it is risky.” …