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ASUU Issues Two-Week Ultimatum to Tinubu Over Governing Council

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has given a two-week ultimatum to former Lagos State Governor Bola Tinubu, urging him to take decisive action regarding the constitution of the governing council for the University of Lagos (UNILAG). The ultimatum comes amidst escalating tensions and concerns within the academic community over the delay in constituting the council, which plays a crucial role in the governance and administration of the institution.

ASUU’s decision to issue the ultimatum underscores the gravity of the situation and the urgency with which stakeholders are seeking resolution. The governing council, comprising representatives from various sectors, is instrumental in setting policies, overseeing financial management, and ensuring accountability within the university.

The delay in constituting the council has raised concerns among ASUU members and other stakeholders, who fear that it could impede the effective functioning of the university and hinder progress on key initiatives. ASUU’s ultimatum serves as a call to action for Tinubu and other relevant authorities to prioritize the interests of the university and expedite the process of constituting the governing council.

The University of Lagos, as one of Nigeria’s premier institutions of higher learning, plays a pivotal role in driving academic excellence and national development. The timely constitution of a robust and inclusive governing council is essential to safeguarding the university’s autonomy, promoting transparency, and fostering a conducive environment for teaching, research, and innovation.

In issuing the ultimatum, ASUU affirms its commitment to upholding the integrity and autonomy of Nigerian universities and ensuring that they remain centers of excellence and knowledge dissemination. The union calls upon all stakeholders to prioritize dialogue and collaboration in addressing the challenges facing the higher education sector, with a shared commitment to advancing the interests of students, faculty, and the broader society.

As the deadline set by ASUU approaches, there is hope that constructive engagement and concerted efforts will lead to a resolution that upholds the principles of academic freedom, institutional autonomy, and good governance within the University of Lagos and across Nigeria’s higher education landscape.

Source: BusinessDay

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