FG Breaks ASUU Rank, Registers Two New Academic Unions

Federal Government has broken the ranks of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) after registering 2 unions in the university system.

They are, National Association of Medical and Dental Academics (NAMDA) and Congress of Nigerian University Academics (CONUA).

CONUA, established in 2018 is a union for lecturers across the nation’s universities, led by a lecturer at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Mr. Niyi Sunmonu.

Minister of Labor and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige, explained that the two bodies will exist alongside ASUU.

Dr. Ngige further stated that the two associations will enjoy the rights and privileges accorded to other academic unions in the tertiary education system.