The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has frowned at academics who are not living up to the standards set by the union.
ASUU president, Dr Nasir Fagge while speaking at Ibadan Zonal Leadership Training Workshop organised for the leadership of the union in the zone, said the union is embarking on internal cleansing of members.
He said for the union to achieve the ultimate goal of building Nigeria and safeguarding the education sector, ASUU members must rededicate themselves to positive leadership values.
“Given the context of the capacious encroachment of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank into the educational sector, we have no choice but to strengthen our commitment and faith in ASUU as our bastion of resistance,” he said.
Fagge said as a union of integrity and intellects, it would ensure that lecturers are exemplary role models to the students as well as defend the principles of the teaching profession.
According to him, as we continue to deepen our struggle to reposition our universities to be internationally competitive, we must continue to focus search light on ourselves.
Fagge who noted that the Nigerian nation was facing generalised crisis, singled out crisis of dilapidated infrastructure, under stocked libraries, poorly equipped laboratories, corruption, administrative insensitivity and declining morale among staff and students as the bane of tertiary education.
Although, Fagge said the union was receiving sustained attacks from ‘the ruling elite of the corrupt and decadent post colonial Nigerian state’, he however vowed that the union will continue to fight for the restoration of order in Nigeria Universities. (Leadership)
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