ASUU Blames Federal Government For Failure Regarding Resumption
The University of Calabar, UNICAL, branch of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU blames Federal Government for what they have called an abysmal failure in ensuring a conducive environment for those in the academic sector.
Dr Edor J. Edor, the ASUU Chairman of UniCal, said the Nigerian government’s statement regarding schools resuming on January 18, 2021, indicated the government’s failure.
Recall that the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said the government was reviewing the January 18 resumption date.
Adamu said the resumption date was under review due to the spike in the figures of COVID-19 cases across the country.
However, Edor said the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 on Monday said resumption is under review because of the Federal Government’s abysmal and shameful failure to put the right infrastructure in place in public universities to make sure they are conducive for learning. He suggested that it is right that ASUU blames Federal Government.
In his words, “This is a clear admission of the federal government’s failure to do the needful in public universities.
“If we have conducive lecture theatres, conducive hostels, conducive offices and infrastructure if they have possible water, have ordinary taps as one of the COVID-19 protocols is saying that wash your hand frequently with soap under running water before sanitising then why will the federal government be shifting resumption of schools.”