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We won’t make gunpoint negotiations with ASUU, says FG


THE Federal Ministry of Education has said it won’t go into concurrences with the Academic Staff Union of Universities under coercion.

The service approached ASUU to cancel its strike “so we won’t have gunpoint arrangements and make guarantees that we can not satisfy.”

The service’s representative, Ben Goong, spread the word about this in a meeting with The PUNCH on Sunday.

Our journalist additionally assembled that the National Executive Council of the association, which is presently meeting at the University of Abuja, would report an official choice on whether to continue with an endless strike or suspend the current modern activity today (Monday).

The National President, ASUU, Emmanuel Osodeke, affirmed that the NEC was without a doubt meeting, however wouldn’t offer further remarks.

“The NEC is meeting and subtleties will be conveyed,” the ASUU president essentially said.

Notwithstanding, a high positioning source in the NEC told our journalist that the association would have no real option except to continue out and out strike as the public authority had neglected to do anything unmistakable to fulfill its needs.

“The public authority has not done any substantial thing since the declaration of the advance notice strike. However much we are distraught about taking to the streets, I am hesitant to say that we must choose between limited options this time. Notwithstanding, a ultimate choice lies with the NEC,” the source said.

Be that as it may, Goong expressed, “The public authority has accomplished something unmistakable. Indeed, even The PUNCH has been detailing a portion of the things that the public authority did to turn away this strike. Assuming I were ASUU, I would cancel the strike and that is everything we are saying to ASUU to do. Cancel the strike so no one will haggle out of coercion. Assuming you proceed with the strike, we will have arrangements at gunpoint with you.

“Assuming they stay on the strike, in a frantic endeavor to ensure that the colleges are re-opened, we will settle on arrangements under coercion. We are not in a condition of war that you should be protesting before you arrange. You say it is an admonition strike and the public authority has started the execution of arrangements, it is just normal that you cancel your strike, however maybe they have that mentality of a strike.”

In the mean time, new emergencies have risen following the assertion by the Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency, Kashifu Inuwa, that the University Transparency and Accountability Solution, made by ASUU in lieu of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System for the installment of college teachers, has bombed an honesty test.
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ASUU, in an articulation on Sunday, blamed Inuwa for purposely misleading the general population and welcomed the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, as well as the NITDA supervisor to a public discussion over the honesty of UTAS.

The assertion by Osodeke, read partially, “The one-month turn over strike by our association on February 14, 2022, has entered its fourth week. During this period, we have been having commitment with the public authority over the fighting issues that required the activity. One of the fighting issues is the sending of the UTAS, which is a vigorous programming made by the ASUU specialized gathering to oversee faculty and finance in the college framework.

“The Federal Government had alluded UTAS to NITDA to direct client acknowledgment test and weakness test appraisal and infiltration test before the last organization. The cycle, which started on Thursday, March 3, is as yet continuous.

“This press articulation is required by the requirement for ASUU to set the records on the right track on the grounds previously shrouded in our energetic battle to get the public authority to send UTAS as a reasonable answer for pay installment.

“Of unique concern is the assertion credited to both the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy and the Director-General of NITDA such that UTAS had bombed the trustworthiness test. Allow us to put it on record that a respectability test was done by NITDA on August 10, 2021, in the NUC, where pertinent government offices and all the end-clients in the college framework were available.”

“Toward the finish of the activity, all no matter what communicated fulfillment with UTAS. This was verified the impact that UTAS scored 85% in the User Acceptance Test.”

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