Vice Chancellors to FG on ASUU: You can’t use court order to force people to lecture

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The Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities has advised the Federal Government against using a court case to resolve the lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.

According to the vice chancellors, the crisis between the Federal Government and ASUU is not one that should be taken to court.

While reacting to the court order asking ASUU to go back to class, the CVCNU chairman, Prof. Samuel Edoumiekumo, said, “The matter is not a court issue. A lecturing job is not one you force people to do because it is a knowledge-based job.

“The best is to mutually understand one another. If, as a student, you go to the class now and you are not given knowledge, what will be the outcome? We are pleading that ASUU, FG, and other stakeholders should come together and dialogue and settle it.”