The Academic Staff Union of Universities of Kano State University of Science and Technology (KUST) Wudil has vowed to embark on a fresh strike immediately after the nationwide strike.
The threat was issued by ASUU KUST branch chairman, Mahadi Lawal-Yakubu during a courtesy visit to the speaker, Kano State House of Assembly, Alhaji Kabiru Rerum on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.
Speaking during the courtesy visit, the union said the need was expedient for it registers its displeasure over the failure of the state government to comply with its demand.
Yakubu also noted that they were at the House to intimate the speaker about their problems as well as other issues affecting the union.
He said the union found it necessary to discuss the challenges with the Speaker, with the hope that he would intervene to avert possible strike by the Union.
In his words; “The reasons behind the nationwide strike by the Union is also common in our University. We have the same challenges which we have to struggle to make sure is resolved or we go on the strike.
“As soon as the nationwide strike ends, we are going to give the state government a period of grace to look into the issue or we go on strike.
“Strike is not our desire, but it has become our last option in our struggle to ensure the betterment of the university, and also to make sure that our children get a quality education.
He stressed the need for the state government to look into the issue to avoid a fresh strike because “we were in first semester when the nationwide strike started.
ASUU Wudil also appealed to the state House of Assembly to give the education sector priority in the budgetary allocation in the next budget.