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Why universities can’t resume now- ASUU


The Academic Staff Union of Universities, on Tuesday, insisted that Nigerian universities would not resume now considering the spike in the cases of covid-19.

After suspending the strike action,  ASUU said the Nigerian Government should review the decision due to the increase in COVID-19 cases around the country.

“Our concern is rooted in the safety of our members,” ASUU’s National President, Biodun Ogunyemi, told Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Tuesday.

“What happens to congested hostels, crowded classrooms? What flexible arrangements are in place? It is a situation of emergency. I’m not sure the Universities can cope,” he said.

The  ASUU President said the necessary infrastructure was not in place as regards e-learning.

“We are aware that some universities are putting measures in place, with alternative learning models, “some are even trying blended classes, virtual and physical.

“But these efforts are limited. They get to a point they can’t go further.

“ASUU has been talking about revitalisation since 2012. These are some of the areas where the assistance would have helped. Universities need huge funds to do this.

“People are saying start virtual classes, but more than 60 percent of our students will run into trouble – they can’t afford data or smartphones.”