A Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), Esan Agenda, has lauded the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki over the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma and other institutions of higher learning across the state.
The body, in a statement by the convener, Mr. Akhere Obozele, said the move is a welcome improvement which will mitigate the enduring of thousands of students studying in state-owned institution in the state.
He noticed that the lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has demonstrated excessively costly for students and such a move was important to reestablish mental soundness to the framework.
According to him, “We at Esan Agenda are solidly behind the governor over his transition to suspend staff associations across the state-owned institutions. The associations in Edo State have no great explanation to join the strike with the orders contained in the public announcement.
“The government has coordinated the prompt installment of exceptional compensations, which is one of the vital conflicts of the associations. Thus, there is no great explanation to keep the students at home any longer.”
He added that it was basic for the administration of the schools to uphold the no-work-no-pay strategy as it will send a strong message for lecturer who might need to be devilish.
Obozele proceeded: “Esan Agenda, as an energetic body, welcomes any practical move being taken to guarantee that students complete their examinations in specified time as they are the greatest setbacks from any strike by staff associations.
“It is additionally critical to highlight the way that outside the issues at Ambrose Alli University, the Edo State Polytechnic has been in constant disagreement with the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) members at the school. To this end, this move is expected to reestablish mental stability to the framework particularly in occasions where the returns of these strike activities don’t bear huge load in working on the educating and learning conditions in state schools however are somewhat pointed toward baffling endeavors at achieving positive change carried out by the government and the executives of these establishments.”