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» CONUA urges VCs to recall students back to school, maintains they are not part of ASUU


The Congress of University Academics (CONUA) has maintained that their members are not involved in the ongoing ASUU strike and assured that should Vice-Chancellors recall students back to school, academic activities would resume.

CONUA urges VCs to recall students back to school, maintains they are not part of ASUU

National Secretary of CONUA, Dr Henri Oripeloye who made this known during a briefing at the auditorium of Law Faculty of the Federal University Oye Ekiti (FUOYE), remarked that, aside members of the body, other lecturers were willing to resume academic activities.

CONUA, a breakaway faction of the Academic Staff of Universities (ASUU) maintained that they are an independent union on university campuses in Nigeria, adding that they were not members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

Oripeloye said the congress believed strongly in objective and constructive engagement with government rather than strike. He noted that they had enrolled into the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) after consultations with the government and their concerns were being addressed.

While commending the National University Commission (NUC) for directing the opening of universities nationwide, he stressed that there was no conflict between CONUA and  ASUU, noting that the two unions only differed in ideology which reflected in their approach to getting government to approve their requests.

He also said CONUA had been interacting with the government on how to solve many of the problems identified on the IPPIS platform.

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