NAPTAN Pledges To Help FG End ASUU Strike
KanyiDaily recalls that ASUU had embarked on a warning strike since February 14, over the failure of the federal government to meet its demands.
Amid the strike, the government and the union have held a series of meetings, but no agreement has been reached by both sides on ending the strike.
Speaking with The PUNCH on Tuesday, NAPTAN’s Public Relations Officer, Dr. Ademola Ekundayo said the association is proposing the payment of N10,000 per session for each parent to assist the government in making more funds available for universities.
Ekundayo, who lamented continued closure of universities in the country, said parents were at the receiving ends of the disagreement between the Federal Government and ASUU.
He said, “We have submitted a letter to the Office of the Education Minister, seeking for audience where we hope to discuss a proposal.
“We are proposing a sum of N10, 000 per parent every session that will be directly paid to the universities. That will be our own contribution apart from other statutory payments in making more funds available to the universities.
“It can be called parent support levy for universities. We are at the receiving end of the industrial action. We plead with the ASUU and Federal Government to immediately resolve their differences.”
KanyiDaily recalls that the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu has called on students to “take ASUU to court” to claim damages incurred over the strike period.