ASUU set to protest half-pay, declares lecture-free day

ASUU’s President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke

The last is yet to be heard on the half-pay for October given to members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.

This is as the Union is ready to embark on a one-day nationwide protest rally over the implementation by the Federal Government of a “no-work, no-pay” policy for lecturers in the country.

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It was gathered that the protest will be organised at the branch levels of the union across public university campuses nationwide and it will also serve as a lecture-free day for all lecturers who are ASUU members.

Confirming the development, a letter signed by the Chairperson of ASUU, University of Lagos branch, Dr Dele Ashir,  noted that the branch would protest on Tuesday, November 15, 2022.

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The  letter which was addressed to “all stakeholders” noted that the special congress/protest rally against the casualization of intellectualism in Nigeria  will hold on “Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at Julius Berger auditorium.”

Recall that the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, had defended the government’s decision to pay the lectures half of their October salaries, noting that the university lecturers were paid pro-rata.

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