ASUU TASU resumes indefinite strike

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The Taraba State University (TASU) chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Wednesday resumed indefinite industrial action to press home its demands.

The university teachers had in 2018 suspended its earlier strike when the Taraba State government promised to meet its demands, which included the payment of earned academic allowances from 2014 till date.

That is different from the nationwide ASUU Strike called off in February.

The demand also included the provision of required infrastructure to enhance teaching and learning in the university.

But ASUU officials claimed that the government had not fulfilled its promises.

An official told EduCeleb.com on Wednesday that the lecturers’ union would remain at home until their demands are met.

ASUU TASU General Secretary, Dr Atando Agbu said that the law establishing the university, which specified adequate funding for the institution, had been abandoned by the state government.

“Law no 4 of 2008 specified that five per cent of the state allocation, five per cent of the Local Government allocation and two per cent of all contracts will be used in funding the university, but all of these have been neglected.

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“If you go round the university, you will discover that a part from the library and senate building which are still under construction, every other buildings you will see are constructed and furnished by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund.

“If you refer to this university as TET Fund University, you will not be wrong because the few infrastructures here are provided by the fund,” he added.

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