ASUU declares lecture-free day in protest of half salary

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is set to embark on a one-day nationwide protest rally over the implementation by the Federal Government of a “no-work, no-pay” policy for lecturers in the country.

This was made public by chairman of ASUU, University of Lagos (UNILAG) branch, Dr. Dele Ashiru, on Sunday.

The protest will be organised at the branch level of the union across public university campuses nationwide and it will take place as a free-lecture day for all lecturers who are members.

While noting that UNILAG-ASUU had fixed Tuesday, November 15, for its own rally, he said every university where ASUU has members has been directed to choose a day within the week to hold a special congress and also go on protest rally within their campuses.

He said the aim of the protest rally is simply to draw the attention of Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora to ASUU’s strong dissatisfaction of the Federal Government’s attempt at casualisation of the academics in the country by using ‘no-work, no-pay policy’ to remunerate them.

He insisted that university lecturers are intellectuals and professionals and cannot, therefore, be treated like casual workers.

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