Civil engineers call on feds to deal with ASUU strike
The leadership of the National Union of Civil Engineering, Construction, Furniture and Wood Workers (NUCECFWW) has called on the federal government to find an immediate and lasting solution to the ongoing strike by the Union of Academic Staff of Universities ( ASUU) and other unions in the education sector. sector.
It was even then that the union announced that it was ready to join the solidarity demonstration planned by the labor apex body, the Nigeria Labor Congress (NLC).
The union called on the FG to find an immediate and lasting solution that would allow students to return to school without further delay.
“July 14, 2022 was exactly five months into the ASUU strike. As the strike drags on, students’ academic performance suffers. We are all parents and need to understand that when learning is interrupted for such a long period, students’ reading abilities are grossly declining. We want the government to find a lasting solution that could allow our children to return to school without further delay,” the group demanded.
Its Group President, Comrade Stephen Okoro, who made it known, citing the Federal Government’s incompetence towards ASUU, NASU, SSANU demands for the welfare of workers in educational institutions higher education and in particular the federal universities, as the reason why the union decided to join the demonstration.
In addition, the union cited the long time lost at home by students which could lead them to be involved in unproductive activities such as worship, cyber-scam, gambling, as another reason why NUCECFWW decided to pitch his tent with the NLC, saying, “characterizing the Nigerian public university system, I doubt they can be up to the task of keeping pace with the global trajectory and technological development.
“To say the least, it is evident the devastating effects of youth idleness that could be caused by school paralysis. This may lead some students to be involved in unproductive activities such as worship, cyber-scanning, gambling instead of important academic material in this time of strike,” he pointed out.