The Nigeria Minister of State for Education, Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba has advised members of the Union of Universities (ASUU), to leave the instructing career and into farming, saying that more farmers are wanted in the country

In preparation for the reopening of colleges, Nwajuiba said that number of the modalities which have been put in place to cease the unfold of COVID-19 will embody afternoon lessons as a way to forestall overcrowding.

Nwajuiba urges that each one faculty should implement the COVID-19 protocols.

He said: “Some individuals could not consider what we’re doing however we should proceed to implement that. You should proceed to abide by the protocol. You should present them. We don’t actually care about how a lot of inconveniences or how handy you suppose it’s on your youngster to put on a facemask. Obey the principles first. If we discover out you’re not following these guidelines, we should take care of any individual.”

On the extended strike by the ASUU, the minister who recalled that the union didn’t start the strike on the premise of the pandemic, said that college lecturers may take into account farming, insisting that more farmers are needed within the nation.

He said that federal authorities have proven dedication to their calls.

Mention that the union has the suitable to specific itself and make calls for, the minister said that up until July 2020, all tutorial workers had been paid salaries.

“ASUU is inside its rights as a union of lecturers. We didn’t begin a strike with ASUU on the premise of COVID-19. ASUU was already on strike method earlier than COVID-19. Simply earlier than COVID-19 will shut down faculties, they gave an indefinite strike. We’re not in any competition with them.

“Authorities are definitely not holding anybody to ransom. It says that is how I need to pay and it needs to be by IPPIS. You possibly can depart employment. You possibly can choose out of it and say ‘I do not need to educate’. Yow will discover different professions. What we’d like now are in all probability extra farmers.

“You can not preserve forcing your employer and inform him, ‘I’ll such as you to pay me my cash by my pillow. Or, I’ll such as you to pay it by this mailbox’. ASUU has a number of complaints and dissipation around it. That’s reliable however doesn’t imply you must power yourself on the person who has the cash.”

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