The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has urged the federal government to resurrect the governing councils of tertiary institutions that were dissolved “illegally”.

The reconstitution of these councils by the government on Saturday came after 11 months of pressure from education stakeholders.

The reconstitution included 111 tertiary institutions, such as universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education.

ASUU’s President, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, mentioned on Sunday that the government’s actions should have been reinstating the dissolved governing councils, not constituting new ones.

He also emphasized that ASUU’s demands were not limited to the governance issue, urging the government to address other requests made by the union.

“It is not just about the governing council alone, it is just one of them. Secondly, we said they should reinstate the illegally dissolved governing council. We didn’t say they should constitute a new one. As far as we are concerned, they have not met any,” Osodeke said.

READ ALSO  Electricity Tariff Hike: NLC begins Nationwide protest today

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *