ASUU: We We’ll Protect Varsity Autonomy With Our Blood

October 10, 2020


The National President, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, on Friday said scholars in Nigeria’s public universities are ready to protect incessant attacks on university autonomy by the Federal Government with the last drop of their blood.

In a press release made available to newsmen in Ibadan entitled “On President Buhari’s No IPPIS, No Salary”, Professor Ogunyemi stated that the presidential directive was “meant for civil servants and university lecturers are not civil servants.”

The ASUU boss who disclosed that the union had an understanding with President Muhammadu Buhari on January 9, 2020 to develop the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) which will be sensitive to the operations of the university system, respect autonomy and accommodate perculiarities.

Ogunyemi, therefore, stated that the President could not have directed his comment to the union, since he agreed to the development of system sensitive software to management personnel and payroll.

Ogunyemi, who noted that the union has spent millions of naira to develop the UTAS which has been presented to the Federal Ministry of Education, while awaiting its presentation before the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning.

ASUU president said “this is why the reported ‘No IPPIS, No Salary’ cannot be directed to lecturers since the issue has been settled with the President to develop the UTAS’.


Oct 11, 2020 at 12:39 AM
Oct 16, 2020 at 01:49 AM
Na wah o
Oct 16, 2020 at 02:27 PM
You people are not serious
Oct 17, 2020 at 06:26 PM
But you need to take I to account the plight of the students when you are fighting your course
Oct 19, 2020 at 05:30 AM
No be only blood plus your life
Nov 03, 2020 at 07:22 AM
This matter ehn
Nov 06, 2020 at 06:03 AM
Nice one
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