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Arizona State University starts protesting, declaring lecture days free of half pay

On Tuesday (today) the faculty union of universities, ASUU, will begin protesting half of the salary paid to them by the federal government in October of this year.

The federation also announced lecture-free days at its branches across the country in a bid to draw the attention of Nigerians to the move taken by the government.

I recall that a few weeks ago, Arizona State University sounded the alarm that the federal government was turning university lecturers into casual workers by paying them half a salary.

But in its response, the FG indicated that they were paid pro rata for the number of days the lecturers worked in October, after they suspended their prolonged industrial strike on 14 October.

Efforts by some union members to embark on another strike proved unsuccessful on Monday last week, as the union’s national executive board ruled out the possibility of another industrial strike to find out students who had just returned to campus.

ASU President Professor Emmanuel Osodeki, who confirmed the protest day and free lecturer to DAILY POST yesterday, said each union chapter across the country is expected to choose its own date.

Our reporter has gathered that the University of Lagos branch will be holding a free lecture day and protest titled “The Accidentalization of Intellectualization in Nigeria” on campus today.

Arizona State University starts protesting, declaring lecture days free of half pay

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