EXCLUSIVE! Details of UNIBEN ASUU Wednesday’s meeting emerges

The University of Benin chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Wednesday, met and deliberated on some issues bothering the body both at the local and national level.

Our correspondent gathered that the meeting, also known as ASUU congress, held at the Faculty of Arts premises of the University of Benin.

The meeting had in attendance the ASUU UNIBEN chapter’s Chairman, Prof. Julius Iyasele, other principal officers of the union, as well as some ASUU members across the fourteen (14) faculties in the school.

CAMPUS GIST, on Thursday, gathered some information relating to what were discussed during the course of the meeting, and can exclusively report.

NEW MINIMUM WAGE/NLC ULTIMATUM TO FG

Members of the (ASUU) body exhaustively deliberated on all issues surrounding the new minimum wage being projected by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the insistence of the Federal Government on N24,000, as against the N30,000 reportedly agreed by the tripartite committee. The body resolved to solidarize with the NLC on November 6 and embark on strike, “if the Federal Government fails to do the needful by then.”

SHARP CHANGE ON AWARD OF PROFESSORSHIP

Also on the agenda of yesterday’s UNIBEN ASUU meeting, was the issue of award of Professor titles to lecturers of the institution. Members of the body resolved that… “Henceforth, for one to be recognized as a Professor, he or she must have successfully supervised at least two (2) Doctor in Philosophy (PhD) projects/students, and three (3) Masters (MAs) degrees.” In addition to other basic requirements, he or she must have carried out a wide-range research and must have published and/or authored some articles, journals, books.

OTHERS

Other issues discussed at the meeting include members’ welfare, the recent No Work, No Pay policy by FG, the ASUU/FG 2019 agreement, amongst other matters arising.

More details as they come…

(CAMPUS GIST)

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