‘SSANU, NASU not invited to the summit on education’

‘SSANU, NASU not invited to the summit on education’

‘SSANU, NASU not invited to the summit on education’
‘SSANU, NASU not invited to the summit on education’

The Joint Action Committee of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities and Non-Academic Staff of Universities said they have not received any invitation to attend the Education Summit on the state of Higher education that opens today in Abuja. SSANU President, Mr. Ibrahim Mohammed emphasized that SSANU and NASU are key players in higher education institutions. 

In a report, Gbajabiamila said that the education summit on the state of higher education in Nigeria will be held on November 22-23, he revealed, the organizers have asked scholars, researchers, higher education management and stakeholders to submit their papers for presentation.  “The presentations and submissions will inform the recommendations policy from the summit and will be published in a journal of policy action and academic references. So far, public interest in and out of Nigeria has been enormous. We need to ask and answer complex questions about the structure of public higher education institutions, sustainable financing, quality of education and accessibility,” said Gbajabiamila.

 However, Mohammed, insists that 'There is an education summit and we are not invited and you want to discuss the future of the university institution and SSANU as a majority in the workplace, was not invited. We implement all government policies in our organizations and you left SSANU out. ``

He also complained about the union not being paid wages during the four-month strike. He explained that the policy of no work no pay by the government and the  Minister of Labor and Employment, Dr.

Chris Ngige does not apply to members of SSANU AND NASU, adding that they do not avoid work but have followed the correct procedure to participate in the strike. We are asking the government to be humane in their dealings with us and to release four months of our salary, we look forward to receiving ours. We are exploring options, the government is denying our rights. He added that none of the agreements the government had signed with them had been done, saying he had extended the ultimatum until January 2023.