Dr. Emmanuel Adeleke, National President of Literary Society of Nigeria (LSN), has described as sabotage, for any Nigerian university to b ack out of strike declared by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
Adeleke, who is a lecturer at the University of Benin (UNIBEN), made the criticism yesterday, at the sideline of the 2019 yealy Congress of the LSN in Kwara State University (KWASU).
He justified all the previous ASUU strike actions, nothing that if not for the union, the country’s educational system would have collapsed.
According to findings by Campusbiz, the conference was organised for the outgoing Vice Chancellor of KWASU, Prof. AbdulRasheed Na’Allah, who is also a Fellow of the association.
”In reality, ASUU would not embark on any strike unless it is pushed to the wall. However, many ASUU branches that often back out of strike actions or break up the strike are a disgrace to the academic world.
“It is ironical to say that when the dividends fought for have become a reality, they are the very first set to come for such,” Adeleke Stated.
The VC of KWASU, in his speech, urged academics to live up to expectations as leaders in their own rights, saddled with the responsibilities of driving policies and directions for the government.