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Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi
The president of the Academic staff Union of universities,ASUU,biodun Ogunyemi has said that the union will resist any attempt to increase tuition fees in the country’s universities.

“WE WILL NOT TOLERATE ANY ATTEMPT TO INCREASE TUITION FEE, WE ARE AGAINST TELLING PEOPLE TO PAY MORE, EVEN THE CURRENT FEES, WE ARE STILL FIGHTING THEM, WE AS A BODY HAVE ALWAYS STOOD AGAINST FEE INCREMENT AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO STAND AGAINST IT,” HE SAID.

“THE TRUTH IS THERE ARE LOTS OF ISSUES ROCKING THE SYSTEM. WE HAVE MADE OUR POSITION KNOWN TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT; WE HAVE ALSO WRITTEN TO STATE GOVERNMENTS WHO HAVE REFUSED TO GIVE SUBVENTION TO THEIR UNIVERSITIES,” HE SAID.
“SOME OF THEM CANNOT SUSTAIN ONE UNIVERSITY AND THEY GO ON TO ESTABLISH TWO OR THREE, COMPOUNDING THE ISSUES.
“WE HAVE GIVEN THE GOVERNMENT TILL JUNE ENDING TO ATTEND TO OUR NEEDS, IF THE GOVERNMENT DOES NOT CALL US BY JUNE ENDING WE WILL CONVEY A MEETING TO TAKE OUR POSITION.
“HOWEVER, WE ARE TRYING TO ENGAGE THE GOVERNMENT BUT IF THEY DON’T INVITE US TO A MEETING BEFORE JUNE ENDING, WE WILL STILL TAKE OUR POSITION ON WHETHER WE ARE GOING ON STRIKE OR NOT.
“BUT THAT WILL NOT BE LIKE EARLY JULY BUT MIDDLE OR LATE JULY, THAT IS IF THEY DON’T HEED TO OUR DEMANDS WHICH INCLUDES PAYMENT OF SALARIES, FUNDING, RESEARCH AND LOTS MORE”.

He also said ASUU won’t initiate any meeting with the fg if they don’t call THEM

“WE HAVE ISSUES LIKE THIS, A CASE WHERE LECTURERS ARE NOT PAID FOR MONTHS WILL NO LONGER BE TOLERATED. THE TRUTH IS THAT THIS AND MANY MORE MAKE UP OUR DEMANDS, WE HAVE WRITTEN TO ALL STATE GOVERNORS TOO AND WE WANT TO ENGAGE STAKEHOLDERS IN THIS ISSUE, THAT IS WHY WHATEVER HAPPENS IN JULY WILL BE VERY COMPREHENSIVE,” HE SAID

SOURCE: FRESHOLOFOFO.com