LASU Vice Chancellor, Fagbohun Appeals To Federal Government/ ASUU
Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, Vice-Chancellor, Lagos State University,LASU has urged Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU and the Federal Government not to allow a breakdown of the education system.
Fagbohun who spoke in an interview with newsmen today, said the union and the government must also return to the negotiation table and continue to actively discuss the issues constructively towards resolving them.
He said that what was happening between the union and the government was not unusual as the demands were not out of place.
“The unions are seeking for an improvement in the standard and quality of education.
“When you also look at the government, it not as if it is against the demands of ASUU but it has a challenge of scarce resources”.
while the professor urged government to show sincerity of purpose in terms of keeping agreement with the union to prevent any suspicion, he appealed to ASUU to eschew anger and consider the current administration because the problem at hand emanated from previous governments.
“The issue at hand did not happen overnight. The problems have been there for so many years.
“So ASUU must show some understanding in the way they articulate and insist on some of these issues. He said
“The problem requires the understanding of all the party, government must continuously show sincerity of purposes in the negotiation.
“Rather than allow a breakdown of the system, we should consider an incremental gain.
“Our young adults and educational institutions will suffer once there is a breakdown of the system. We should therefore not allow us eventually loose what we are trying to protect”.
ASUU had directed its members would begin an indefinite strike today, Nov. 5 over the non-implementation of the Memorandum of Action (MOA) signed with the Federal Government, Naija News reports.