Monday, 11 September 2017

ASUU Must Henceforth Consult Us Before Setting Out On Strike — NANS

THE National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has cautioned university teachers against setting out on mechanical activity without earlier notice.

The students’ body also tasked the federal government to channel the money it claimed to have recovered from those who looted the country’s treasury to the education sector, saying such measures would reposition the deteriorating state of the nation’s education.

NANS President, Chinonso Obasi, in a statement, yesterday in Abuja, insisted that lecturers must consult NANS before embarking on any strike in the future.

Obasi said the choice was an aftermath of the affiliation's quite recently finished up crisis Senate meeting held at the Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin.

NANS, as indicated by the announcement, requested that the Federal Government should channel the cash recuperated by against defilement offices to the training division in Nigeria to address a portion of the consuming issues.

“The meeting which was summoned to deliberate on the ongoing strike declared by ASUU ended successfully with an overwhelming attendance of student union Presidents and NANS stakeholders throughout the country.

“NANS mandated its leaders to reach out to the Federal Government to find a lasting solution to the enormous challenges facing Nigerian students,” the statement said.

It added: ”As critical stakeholders in the education sector, it is imperative that ASUU consults NANS. Anytime ASUU wants to embark on strike, it is proper for them to consult student leaders led by NANS. ASUU should also apply other means of negotiation so that the strike will not have a direct negative impact on the students.

“ASUU has been striking to use students as their bargaining power. The interest of students must be considered and prioritized at all times. Part of the resolution was that an appeal should be made to the Federal Government to channel the loots recovered from anti-graft agencies to the education sector.”

It further added:”The Senate also passed a vote of confidence on its President for his style of leadership that has regained the lost voice of Nigerian students both at home and in the diaspora.

“It was also resolved that the National President of NANS should continue to constructively engage with the stakeholders comprising ASUU and the Federal Government to resolve the strike and find a lasting solution to the enormous challenges facing Nigerian students.”

"The meeting additionally approached the Federal Government to organize the instruction part in Nigeria and push for the suggestion by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization that 26 for each penny of the country's yearly spending plan ought to be for subsidizing the training area and secure a superior and economical instructive standard.

"NANS however declined to close down the nation by virtue of government's powerlessness to determine the progressing strike, inside 21 days, refering to the predominant monetary downturn in the nation."

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