Monday, October 15, 2012
ASUU Strongly Condemns Killing Of Students
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has described the killings of students in some parts of the country as regrettable and condemnable.
Speaking on Sunday in Lagos, Dr. Nasir Fagge, President of the union, said that the union was worried and saddened by the development.
He said the union had directed affected institutions to investigate the incidents and that it was waiting for the outcome before taking appropriate steps.
"We have asked our members in the affected institutions to give us information, but whatever it is, it is a condemnable act," he said.
"This is part of what the union has been canvassing; that Federal Government should fund universities adequately so that they can be in a position to provide hostel accommodation on campus for students. With adequate funding, we can make our environment more secure."
Fagge noted that the requirement for every institution was that, at least, 35% of its students should be accommodated on campus.
He added that ASUU was pushing for at least 50% of students to be accommodated on campus.
"ASUU is against having police or military on campus because of what has happened in the past," he said.
"We do not want what happened during the Ali-must-go crisis and what happened in Zaria in the past to repeat itself. The presence of uniformed men on our campuses will interfere with academic activities."
source: Daily times