Striking lecturers in public universities in the country are enjoined to be ready for a long strike.
Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, National President of Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, who gave the directive Wednesday in a bulletin sent to members of the union, said all ASUU members should be on the watch and prepare for a long drawn struggle to salvage the university system in the country.
According to him, members should remain steadfast and resolute in the face of intimidation or antics employed by government through vice chancellors and governing councils to undermine the ongoing struggle.
“Government is yet to change its keep them talking style and stance, as all the meetings held so far with the Minister of Education are yet to resolve any of the demands of ASUU,” he said.
Also speaking after their zonal meeting held at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Dr Deji Omole, the chairman, University of Ibadan chapter of the union, said Ibadan zone of ASUU had fully mobilised its members to ensure actualisation for the strike.
Omole lamented that the federal government which had not put anything on the table for revitalising the comatose education sector, was busy mobilising funds for re-election in 2019.