“FG-ASUU Faceoff: The Issues Within”
YOU are cordially invited to Spaces for Change (S4C) e-conference featuring Dr James Okpiliya, ASUU Chairman, University of Calabar, Cross Rivers State.
Date: Saturday, October 5, 2013
Venue: SPACES FOR CHANGE Facebook group
Time: 4-6 p.m.
2. ASUU has been embarking on strike ranging from salary increment, retirement age, allowance, university autonomy, UNESCO recommendation, research grants, budgetary allocation, pension, reinstatement of some sacked lecturers (Uni Ilorin 44), appointment of VCs, general welfare, solidarity strike.
And since 1999, the students have wasted over 32 month at home during ASUU strike:
2010—5months and 1 week
2013—12 weeks and still counting
Has going on strike helped ASUU and our educational system? If yes, in what aspect? If no, how do you think we can solve this problem? Is it possible for the universities to start marketing themselves to multinational corporations (MNCs) in the country to secure more research grants with the help of the government as it’s done in developed nations?
3. Why is it that students are not given their scripts after exams/tests? I ask this question because this is one of the ways to eliminate sex-for-mark; cash-for-mark etc. Some of us that were privileged to school in Nigeria and abroad understand that abroad, just 2 weeks after the exams, the results are uploaded online and the scripts given to the students on demand without any hassle. Their test scripts are given to them just one week after the test – whether they demand for it or not. These countries doing this are developing countries like ours but in Nigeria, exam results are released towards the end of the next semester.
4. We all know that internet is a vital tool, not only in an academic environment, but also in business, why are our universities still lagging behind in having internet-ready campuses? I don’t think ASUU should wait for government to do this. Putting like additional N500 (internet fees) to students’ tuition fees will solve this problem because by the time about 20, 000 students would pay this, the money will provide the best internet facility anyone can think of. And the students would be more engaged in e-learning; sending & submission of their assignments via e-mail, research work etc. This is how it’s done abroad.
5. Why does it take like 3-5 years in Nigeria to complete a master degree of 1 year in other developing countries?
6. Why don’t our universities use plagiarism checker like TURNITIN to solve the plagiarism problem in our campuses?