Conua Associates from Asuu strike
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CoA breakaway faction of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)- Congress of Nigerian University Academics (CONUA), has dissociated itself from the continued strike in Nigerian universities.

In a declaration signed through its country wide coordinator, ‘Niyi Sunmonu, and the country wide exposure secretary, Ernest Nwoke, CONUA stated that it isn’t always a part of its choice to embark on the continued strike through ASUU.

The declaration examine in part: “The Congress of University Academics (CONUA) would really like to capture this possibility to announce its independence as a union of educational personnel in Nigeria’s public universities. Being a separate and unbiased union, it has by no means been a part of the choice to embark on the economic movement which has paralysed educational sports in our universities for 5 months now”.

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CONUA stated it believes that moves have a crippling impact at the Nigerian college system.

It delivered that the poor consequences of the moves have usually been extra than their high quality outcomes.

The union delivered: “Our strongly-held view is that moves wreak high-quality havoc at the college system, and the concessions which are earned after each strike, over the decades, have amounted to pyrrhic victories whilst weighed towards the systematic destruction of the nearby and worldwide picture of college schooling in Nigeria. Our desired options to moves in resolving business disputes, consequently, consist of positive engagement and regular speak with all stakeholders.”

“As CONUA, we’re of the sturdy perception that moves need to by no means be a method of first recourse. Their deployment need to be pondered handiest whilst all different alternatives have failed, and that they need to now no longer look like prompted through a choice to purpose most damage.”

The union stated that its individuals endured with educational sports on the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife and Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma after the strike declared through ASUU.

“In fact, earlier than the incident which precipitated the scholars to be requested to vacate the campus, maximum of our individuals had concluded their lectures. Since it wasn’t our individuals who declared a strike, lumping us collectively with individuals who are on strike is consequently patently unfair,” it stated.
Conditions of provider, IPPIS

Meanwhile, the union has decried the situations of provider of Nigerian teachers and the inconsistencies related to the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS), each most important needs of the putting ASUU.

CONUA stated the circumstance of provider of the lecturers is one of the poorest at the African continent.

“Furthermore, CONUA notes, regrettably, that the circumstance of provider of teachers in Nigeria may be very poor. It is, in fact, pitiable. Research has, on this regard, proven that Nigerian teachers are a number of the worst remunerated whilst in comparison to their opposite numbers at the African continent,” CONUA stated.

The union delivered that it wrote to Chris Ngige, the minister of labour and employment, worrying the “evaluation of the pay shape of all educational personnel in our universities.”

“We keep to trust withinside the urgency of such an movement, and could keep to paintings in the direction of the well-merited development withinside the circumstance of provider,” it stated.

The declaration additionally said that CONUA believes that there are plenty of troubles with IPPIS, the cutting-edge charge system.

It indexed troubles to consist of inconsistent deductions, and the erosion of college autonomy, pronouncing it undermines the authority of vice-chancellors as leader executives and accounting officials in their respective institutions.

“CONUA but believes that those are problems that may be looked after out via dispassionate, well-which means collective efforts, and is prepared to provide the expert information of its individuals to the authorities to resolve the troubles.

“Finally, CONUA calls at the authorities to expeditiously sign up the union if you want to offer a higher platform for teachers with alternative, pragmatic and extra sustainable perspectives to perform and interact with the authorities,” the union delivered.


CONUA changed into based on the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in 2018 following the expulsion of a few individuals of the union at the campus over management crisis.

The union, in line with its country wide management, has presence throughout many universities in Nigeria, and that its mobilisation pressure will keep to draw first-rate teachers.