ASUU to Establish Foundation in Honour of Late Prof. Iyayi

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) agreed to establish a foundation in honour of late Prof. Festus Iyayi, who died in a car crash in November 2013.

The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will establish a foundation in honour of the late Prof. Festus Iyayi.

This was contained in the resolution released at the end of ASUU’s NEC meeting held at the University of Ibadan on Monday and signed by its National President, Dr. Nasir Fagge.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Iyayi, a former National President of the union, died in November 2013 in a car crash.

He was traveling to Kano to participate in the union’s NEC meeting called to resolve the six months strike by the union.

The union in the resolution also resolved to name its national secretariat located at the University of Abuja after the late activist.

According to the resolution, the foundation will have components which include scholarship awards for indigent students.

The resolution also condemned the imposition of fees on students of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun

The union in the resolution directed its members in OAU to ensure the reversal of the new fees which it described as a violation of ASUU’s standing principle.

“University education must be seen as public good.

“ The unity, security and development of our country depend   on the quality and effectiveness of our university education,’’ it said.

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