ASUU Strike: Vice Chancellors of private universities set to intervene

The Vice- Chancellors of private universities are to intervene in the ongoing crisis between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

The Chairman, Committee of Vice Chancellors and Registrars of Private Universities (CVRPU), Adebayo Adeyemi, stated this on Wednesday at a press conference.

Mr. Adeyemi dismissed insinuations that the private universities were benefiting from the ongoing impasse, saying, “The development is a national embarrassment which nobody is proud of.”

He said that the decision was not connected with the recent threat by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) to shut down private universities over the crisis.

“It is true that the students have made the statement but I think it was made out of annoyance.
“I am sure that commonsense would have prevailed on them now.

“Our decision is however not connected with their threat. It is just that the situation is an ill wind that blows nobody good,” he said.
Mr. Adeyemi said that his group was already making some covert moves, and expressed optimism that the crisis would be resolved soonest.

He however urged the two parties to consider the nation as priority and shun acts that could truncate the ongoing peace talks.

The chairman stressed the need for an agreement that could be implemented and constant dialogue between the Federal Government and ASUU to forestall future crisis.

ASUU should've ask for private universities' support all along, our leaders' children are all in private universities or schooling abroad.

Government will heed ASUU's call in time when their kids are affected too.