From Kolade Adeyemi, Jos

The Educational Workers Union of Universities (ASUU), College of Jos Department, has donated a 1000 capability twin lecture theatre to the administration of the college as a part of its contribution in addressing the infrastructural wants of the establishment.

Chairman of the Educational Workers Union of Universities (ASUU) College of Jos Department, Dr. Lazarus Maigoro, stated the undertaking price the Union N63.2 million contributed by members of the union through the years.

He disclosed this on Friday, in the course of the handing-over ceremony of the undertaking to the college administration held on the Naraguta campus the place the undertaking is located.

Maigoro maintained that “One of many explanation why our union is on strike as we speak is because of lack of satisfactory infrastructures for the aim of high quality instructing and studying.”

He pressured that, “We determined to embark on this undertaking additionally as a result of authorities has not lived as much as its duty of funding schooling. The scenario is so dangerous that it’s lecturers within the college who’re erroneously perceived as strike mongers and really recalcitrant people who at the moment are utilizing their salaries to construct lecture rooms to help the federal government and college students whereas the Nigerian public is maintaining quiet.”

The department chairman added that the union has been issuing scholarships to 5 indigent college students each session within the college by paying their tuition charges.

He added that they’ve up to now produced 2000 bottles of hand sanitizers prior to now in addition to 1000 consciousness handbills, which they’ve shared to organisations for gratis, as a part of their contribution to the combat towards the novel coronavirus in Plateau State.

Within the phrases of ASUU nationwide president, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, “UniJos has as we speak added a recent perspective to addressing the infrastructural deficit on our campuses that might go down in historical past as unequalled.”

In response to him, “We can’t fake that we’ve all it takes to resolve the issue. Our members are pressured and distressed.

“Our wage construction has been stagnated for 11 years. And the forceful migration to discredited Built-in Payroll and Private info system (IPPIS), has additional distorted and devalued the take-home pay of our members.”

Vice Chancellor, College of Jos, Prof. Sebastian Seddi Maimako, represented by Prof. Ishaya Tanko (Deputy Vice Chancellor Lecturers) stated ASUU has been a part of the survival of public universities within the nation and thanked the union for coming to their assist, whereas promising to make good use of the construction.

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