Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said his members are ready to go back to work as a matter of national interest.
He however, said that would depend on the outcome of the ongoing discussion with the federal government team.
“We are here with open mind and at the same time we need to put it on record that our members out there expect much from this meeting.
“Our members are ready and willing to go back to class because it is a matter of national interest. Just like every other person’s child is at home, our children are also at home.
“We are conscious of our place in history. If academic does not defend the academia, who defends the academics, the ASUU President said.
Prof. Ogunyemi, ASUU President, commended the Senate President and the Minister of Labour and Employment, Accountant General of the Federation, among others, for making discussion possible between the concerned parties
Ogunyemi also enjoined all to look at the issues affecting the university system as a national emergency in the country.
Prompt News reports that the federal government is presenting test running the University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS) platform, created by ASUU to replace the controversial IPPIS.