The Academic Staff Union of Universities
(ASUU) on Sunday insisted that the National
Universities Commission (NUC) should be
scrapped or overhauled in the interest of
The union also called on the National Assembly to beam its searchlight on the activities of NUC.
The chairman of the union, University of
Ibadan branch, Dr Olusegun Ajiboye, insisted
that NUC had failed to reposition Nigerian
universities as shown by the NEEDS
assessment report carried out by genuine
academics which contradicted NUC’s
accreditation exercises which gave
‘controversial’ clean bill of health to most
universities through what it called ‘magomago
According to ASUU, the NUC boss ought to
have resigned through the revelations made in the NEEDS assessment report.
It said that the ongoing strike wass fully on,
adding that the union will not allow itself to be fooled again with ‘promissory notes’ of the Federal Government which had never worked
in the past.
ASUU said that Professor Julius Okojie
cannot absolve himself from the rot in the
university system by regulating quantity
instead of ensuring quality delivery
Professor Okojie had last week Thursday
absolved the commission from any accreditation fraud blaming it on ASUU members.
While describing the statement credited to
the NUC boss as ‘careless,’ it accused Okojie
of using his cronies who can do his bidding to
embark on accreditation.
It said that the strike would not be suspended on any ‘promissory note’ by the federal government saying ASUU will not allow itself to be deceived again. ” The success of 2011 elections was based on
the patriotic zeal and contributions of genuine and patriotic ASUU leadership nationwide.
“ASUU cannot be blamed for NUC ‘magomago’
accreditations. Rather than blaming the Union, Okojie should take full responsibility for all the fraudulent deeds in the NUC, including the work and eat accreditations. “The NUC knows the kind of academics they
select for their ignoble exercises. These are
cronies of the big man in the NUC. They can
never say no to his bidding,” it said.
ASUU said Nigerians should be proud of the
union in its efforts at repositioning public
universities in the country, adding that one of
these major efforts is the NEEDS