Trusted EDUCATION Content!
The Academic Staff Union of Universities has said Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, owned by Ekiti State Government is a major beneficiary of the joint struggles of Nigerian public universities under the aegis of ASUU.
The Chairman, ASUU, Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Dr Kayode Arogundade, said the university had been benefitting immensely from the results of joint universities’ struggles including Tertiary Education Trust Fund and NEED Assessment Grants, which he said had produced about 90 per cent of EKSU’s physical structures.
This, Arogundade, said was apart from the fact that successive governments in the state had always domesticated agreements reached by ASUU with the Federal Government.
The EKSU ASUU chairman made his position known in a statement on Mondayin Ado Ekiti titled, ‘A response to Akin Omole’s arrogant ignorance about the history of ASUU’s collective bargaining principle and the university system’, in reaction to a statement by the state Commissioner for Information, Akin Omole.
The commissioner had said agreement reached in the ongoing negotiation between ASUU and the Federal Government would not be binding on the state government being the employers of the lecturers in EKSU.
However, Arogundade, said, “All what formed the crux of the current ASUU struggle bedevilled EKSU as a university. Talk of infrastructural decay, inappropriate funding, insufficient subvention and lack of will to make university education attractive to prospective students, no thanks to state government’s lackadaisical attitude towards releasing capital grants to EKSU for decades.
But for the joint actions of state and federal universities that produced such results as TETFUND, NEED Assessment Grants and other funds, EKSU would by now not be different from a glorified village secondary school as 90 per cent of physical structures in the EKSU as at today are proceeds of joint universities’ struggles.
Support EDUGIST to give education a VOICE in Africa
Education journalism has become highly important in today’s world and the need to sustain it has become highly recommended. Hence, accuracy, originality, readability and dependability becomes a must. Without adequate resources, dependability may not be able to stand the test of time.
To be relevant is to keep meeting the needs of the readers. Help us stay relevant by donating to our course. With as little as $10/N5000, you can support us in ensuring that we keep publishing accurate, original, readable and dependable educational contents for your views.
About the author
Akeem Alao trained as a language teacher. He graduated from Adeniran Ogunsanya college of Education where he studied English/Yoruba Languages and Ekiti State University where he obtained a degree in English Education.