Parents propose N10, 000 support levy for universities to end ASUU strike

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In response to the Academic Staff Union of Universities’ ongoing strike, the National Parent-Teacher Association of Nigeria has requested a meeting with the Federal Government.

The National Parent-Teacher Association of Nigeria has proposed a  N10, 000 support levy for universities to end ASUU strike.

The association is also advocating for parents to pay N10,000 every session in order to help the government provide additional funding for institutions.

Dr. Ademola Ekundayo, the  public relations officer of the association, revealed this in a Tuesday interview.

Ekundayo, who bemoaned the country’s ongoing university closures, claimed that parents were the ones who were most affected by the conflict between the Federal Government and ASUU.

We have written to the Office of the Education Minister requesting an appearance so that we can consider a proposal, he said.

“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.”

Meanwhile, The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has stood their grounds that they will not enter lecture halls to finish academic sessions until the Federal Government (FG) pays their salary backlogs.

Despite the fact that public universities have been closed since February, according to union president Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, lecturers should still be paid because they are required to teach in order to make up for the time lost due to the shutdown.

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Following the government’s insistence on not paying the lecturers due to the industrial action, Osodeke was speaking during an interview with one of Nigeria’s news station.

“If we agree on that, therefore, the lectures we should have given [to students] for 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 [sessions], should be allowed to go so we start a new session, 2022/2023, in September,” Professor Osodeke added.

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