With the FGN (Federal Government of Nigeria) and ASUU
(Academic Staff Union of Universities) realizing the critical issues affecting educational growth and development regarding conditions of service, funding, autonomy, academic freedom as well as other matters both cannot afford not to dialogue on how to improve the standard of higher education, on how to make it attractive and globally competitive.
38) For accounts of the struggles of Nigerian intellectuals, see Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU
and 1986 Education Crisis in Nigeria (Ibadan: ASUU
, 1996); Bjorn Beckman and Attahiru Jega, "Scholars and Democratic Politics in Nigeria" Review of African Political Economy, vol.
(1993) Text of Press Conference Given by the Association of University Teachers, University of Nigeria Chapter, April, 1993.
Tribune Education recalls that the internal crisis that hit the local chapter of ASUU
in the buildup to the appointment of the vice chancellor for the university last year eventually factionalised the union.
Chairman, who commended the State Governments mediating team headed by Dr.
is talking about the decay of the educational system.
The Federal Government agreed to release the sum of one point two trillion naira in six installments to public universities, after the five month old industrial action embarked on by the members of the Academic Staff Union of Nigeria Universities, ASUU
to revitalize infrastructure and improve on teaching and learning.
Iyayi (2002) sees ASUU
as a union of intellectual workers who believe that life begins only when there is justice, and to have justice the union must speak, uphold, defend, and advance the truth.
Professor Iyayi, the famous winner of the Commonwealth Prize for Literature, who was born in 1947 in Ugbegwu, Ishan in Edo state was killed in a motor accident on his way to the National Executive Meeting of ASUU
in the company of Dr Anthony Monye-Emina and two others in continuation of negotiation with the federal government.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU
, has declared that -previous year, Nigerian Government has breached a section of a deal it inked to end a five-month old strike by university lecturers on December 17.
, when negotiating with the Federal Government in 1992, made direct allocation to libraries one of its demands.