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State universities in Nigeria are quacks – ASUU Chairman

The President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, has described state universities as quacks.

Professor Osodeke, who appeared on Arise television on Friday morning, was reacting to the determination of some state universities to call off the strike and resume lectures.

He said the discussion should be about the federal universities such as the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN; University of Ibadan, University of Maiduguri, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, among others, which he said are the true universities of the country.

The professor stressed that all these other universities were never part of ASUU and were not among the striking universities.

Yobe State, go and see, just like Kaduna State University, what is happening there? Please don’t give those examples, they are irrelevant.

“Talk about the issue, is Ibadan on strike? Is UNN on strike? Is ABU on strike? Is BUK on strike? Is Maiduguri and Lagos on strike?

“Talk about important universities, not these quacks. They are not part of our strike. Put those who are part of our strike,” he said.

ASUU has been on strike since 14 February this year for better welfare benefits and the revitalisation of public universities, among other issues.

One of the issues raised by the academics is the non-payment of funds to revive the universities to the tune of about N1.1 trillion as all efforts by the government to get the union to end the strike have been unsuccessful.

The government claims it has no money to meet the demands of the lecturers.

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