By Moradeke Kasali
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has embarked on a two- week warning strike with effect from Monday.
Its National President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, announced this at end of the National Executive Council meeting(NEC) held at the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT),Irohinoodua was informed this morning.
Ogunyemi said the strike action was to compel federal government to implement the agreements and resolutions of Memorandum of Action discussed in the 2009 ASUU-FGN agreement, the 2013 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and the 2017 Memorandum of Action (MOU), all of which have not been implemented.
ASSU and the FG has been at daggers drawn over the implementation of the Integrated Payrole and Personnel Information System, IPPIS scheme introduced by the central government. While some ASSU members have complied with the IPPIS many others have not. ASSU insists the initiative undermines the independence of the University system and would impugn on academic freedom.