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Tuesday, 12 September 2017

We should be counseled before another ASUU strike – NANS cautions lecturers

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has cautioned university teachers against setting out on another strike without earlier notice. 

NANS additionally entrusted the government to channel the cash it guaranteed to have recouped from the individuals who plundered the nation's treasury to the education sector, saying such measures would reposition the falling apart condition of the nation's education. 

This was contained in an announcement discharged by NANS President, Chinonso Obasi, yesterday in Abuja. 

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

"The meeting which was summoned to think on the progressing strike proclaimed by ASUU finished effectively with a staggering participation of understudy union Presidents and NANS stakeholders all through the nation. 

"NANS ordered its pioneers to contact the Federal Government to locate an enduring answer for the huge challenges confronting Nigerian students," the announcement said. 

It included: "As basic stakeholders in the education sector, it is basic that ASUU counsels NANS. Whenever ASUU needs to set out on strike, it is appropriate for them to counsel understudy pioneers drove by NANS. ASUU ought to likewise apply different methods for transaction with the goal that the strike won't have an immediate negative effect on the students. 

"ASUU has been striking to utilize students as their bartering power. The enthusiasm of students must be considered and organized consistently. Some portion of the determination was that an interest ought to be made to the Federal Government to channel the plunders recouped from against join offices to the education sector." 

It promote added:"The Senate additionally passed a vote of certainty on its President for his style of leadership that has recovered the lost voice of Nigerian students both at home and in the diaspora. 

"It was likewise settled that the National President of NANS should keep on constructively connect with the stakeholders involving ASUU and the Federal Government to determine the strike and locate an enduring answer for the huge challenges confronting Nigerian students. 

"The meeting likewise approached the Federal Government to organize the education sector in Nigeria and push for the proposal by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization that 26 for each penny of the nation's yearly spending plan ought to be for subsidizing the education sector and secure a superior and supportable educational standard. 

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

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