The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has decided to hold a protest in the form of a nationwide lecture free day. The rally is a result of the implementation by the Federal Government of a “no-work, no-pay” policy for lecturers in the country.
If you’ve seen screenshots of lecturers receiving N29,000 and below as salaries, you would have known fire is on the mountain. The chairman of ASUU, University of Lagos (UNILAG) branch, Dr. Dele Ashiru, spoke about how the “no-work, no-pay” policy showed the casualisation of academics and how it serves as a remuneration.
The said protest will be held on different days at different universities with members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities nationwide and it will take place as a free-lecture day for the lecturers.
Apart from being a lecture free day, the lecturers were also asked to match within their individual campuses. This protest is a show of how the lecturers want the Government to treat them as intellectuals and professionals not casual workers. More importantly, the disapproval of the “no-work, no-pay” policy.
UNILAG ASUU Chapter chose Tuesday, November 15th as the rally and lecture free day.