ASUU to establish foundation in honour of Iyayi


The National Executive Council of the Academic Staff Union of

Universities is to establish a foundation in honour of the late Prof.

Festus Iyayi.

This was contained in the resolution released after ASUU’s NEC

meeting held at the University of Ibadan on Monday and signed by its

National President, Dr Nasir Fagge.

Iyayi, a former National President of the union, died in November 2013

in a car crash.

He was travelling to Kano to participate in the union’s NEC meeting

called to resolve the six months strike by the union.

The union in the resolution also resolved to name its national

secretariat located at the University of Abuja after the late activist.

According to the resolution, the foundation will have components which

include scholarship awards for indigent students.

The resolution also condemned the imposition of fees on students of

the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun

The union in the resolution directed its members in OAU to ensure the

reversal of the new fees which it described as a violation of ASUU’s

standing principle.

“University education must be seen as public good.

“The unity, security and development of our country depends on the

quality and effectiveness of our university education,” it said.


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