The Academic Staff Union of Universities Kaduna State University branch (ASUU-KASU) has cried foul over the state of Government owned universities in the country owing to the difficulties posed by COVID-19. The ASUU-KASU noted that Ivory Towers are at crossroads because no public university can meet the requirements of facilties needed to observe the COVID-19 protocols leading to reopening of schools.
This was deduced from a press statement jointly signed by the Chairman and Secretary of the branch Union, Comrade Tukur Abdulkadir and Comrade Peter Adamu. The statement also noted that public universities could neither boast of infrastructure for online teaching nor e-learning. The statement reads: “The position of ASUU-KASU is that as at today, no public university, can meet the requirements of facilties needed to observe the COVID-19 protocols, neither can they boast of infrastructure for impactful online teaching or meaningful e-learning.
ASUU’s insistence on implementation of the 7th February, 2019 MoA is to create the atmosphere required by the NCDC guidelines and e-learning infrastructure, among other things, in Nigerian universities. “Compatriots, we are at a crossroad in the country and the proclivity of the Nigerian ruling class, irrespective of their divide, have plunged us all into this quagmire. We must continually track, engage and resist their excesses for the survival of Public University education and the country at large.