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Lagos State University Begins Indefinite Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Lagos State University (LASU), Chapter, has commenced an indefinite strike to press home their demands from the Raji Fashola led government.

The union announced its decisions Tuesday afternoon after a meeting with the national body of the union at the Ojo campus of the institution.

ASUU- LASU had, declared a 21- day ultimatum trade dispute, following the non-implementation of some agreements reached with its management over 12 months ago.

ASUU South-West Zonal Coordinator, Dr Adesola Nasir, at the National level, had intervened to resolve the brewing crisis in the university through dialogue with the management.

Nasir said ASUU, at the national level the issue was being handled with levity by the institution’s authorities.

“The national level had tried to arrest the trouble that is about to erupt at LASU. But the university authority says there are lots of demands they cannot resolve, except with the aid of the state government,” he said.

Nasir said the university authority had not met the demands of the lecturers but chose to engage in propaganda against the union.

He said the union, as a conscience of the nation, would not allow the hike in fees in the institution to remain.

“Student enrolment drops yearly due to the hike in fees, ranging from N197, 000 to N350,000. The annual enrolment in 2011/2012 before the increment was 3,052, but has dropped to 1,119 in the 2013/2014 admission,” he said.

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