A dissident faction of the Educational Physique of Universities (ASUU), the Congress of College Lecturers (CONUA), requested the vice-rectors to withdraw the scholars, noting that CONUA members weren’t on strike.
In a briefing within the auditorium of the College of Legislation of the Federal College Oye Ekiti (FUOYE), its Nationwide Secretary, Dr. Henri Oripeloye, famous that along with the members of the physique, different professors had been prepared to show.
“We strongly reject claims that we’re members of the Educational Employees Union of Universities (ASUU); we’re an unbiased union on college campuses in Nigeria.
“We commend the Nationwide Universities Fee (NUC) for steering the opening of universities throughout the nation.
“We would like our universities to be reopened so they do not fall behind within the scheme of issues,” he mentioned.
Oripeloye mentioned that CONUA strongly believes in goal and constructive involvement with the federal government, somewhat than the strike. He famous that they’d signed up for the Built-in Payroll and Personnel Info System (IPPIS) after consultations with the federal government and their considerations had been resolved.
He added that one in all CONUA’s major considerations was that the strike as a weapon to power authorities consideration ought to turn out to be a factor of the previous.
He mentioned: “We all know nothing about UTAS, we imagine in fruitful interplay with the federal government to fulfill our requests”.
Oripeloye ensured that, if the VCs regained their college students, educational actions could be resumed with out discord in public colleges, including that many academics had been able to resume compliance with the federal government’s directive on IPPIS.
The OAU don mentioned there was no battle between CONUA and ASUU, noting that the 2 unions differed solely in ideology, which mirrored of their method to getting the federal government to approve their requests.
He additionally mentioned that CONUA has interacted with the federal government on the best way to resolve lots of the issues recognized on the IPPIS platform.