Lecturers at the Lagos State University, LASU have embarked on an indefinite strike following what they described as the lack of concern on the part of the state government in addressing the issues plaguing the school.
This was made disclosed on Tuesday after a meeting of members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU in LASU with the national leadership of ASUU.
Idris Adekunle, ASUU chairman, LASU chapter, said having exhausted one year of dialogue and consultations with relevant stakeholders without a headway, the union decided to call out its members on a total, comprehensive and indefinite industrial action.
Adekunle said that the three core issues to be addressed before members of the Union could return to work are the reversal of the high LASU tuition regime from N348,750 to a maximum N50,000 across board; repeal of the no vacancy, no promotion policy of the institution’s administration and the implementation of the universities, Miscellaneous Provisions Amendment Act, 2012, which would see academic staff in the professorial cadre retire at age 70 instead of 65, in the university.
Earlier the Union had given the government and the Senate of the institution an initial 21 day ultimatum effective from March 24 which expired April 13 and another 14-day ultimatum which expired on April 29 without seeing any tangible steps taken to address its demands.