ASUU Strike: Frustrated Parents Plan Raising Funds To Assist Govt

NLC protest in solidarity with ASUU in Ikeja, Lagos on 26th July 2022.

The National Parent-Teacher Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN) has sought the audience of the Federal Government over the persisting strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

Not satisfied with the situation, the parents are proposing to assist with the demands of the union by offering to pay a levy of N10, 000 per session to help the government in making more funds available for universities.

Public Relations Officer of NAPTAN, Dr. Ademola Ekundayo, disclosed this during an interview with PUNCH on Tuesday.

While complaining about the prolonged strike, Ekundayo said parents were at the receiving end in the continous battle between ASUU and the government.

He said, “We have submitted a letter to the Office of the Education Minister, seeking for audience where we hope to discuss a proposal.

“We are proposing a sum of N10, 000 per parent every session that will be directly paid to the universities. That will be our own contribution apart from other statutory payments in making more funds available to the universities.

“It can be called parent support levy for universities. We are at the receiving end of the industrial action. We plead with the ASUU and Federal Government to immediately resolve their differences.”


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