ASUU: University’s VC Calls To Set Up Agreement Implementation Mechanism To Mediate Future Disputes
The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Abdulganiyu Ambali, has called on the Federal Government and the Academic staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to create a “Monitoring Committee on Agreement.”
The University of Ilorin, though a public university owned by the federal government, did not join the ASUU strike.
Talking to journalists in Ilorin on Monday, Prof. Ambali said such a committee this would help to forestall future disruption of academic activities, and would ensure that agreements reached between both parties were faithfully implemented.
He added that the establishment of the committee was also necessary to minimise the chances of having conflicts which could be detrimental to tertiary education development in the country.
“Whenever agreements are reached, we all know that all involved parties sign and the individuals go home with the signed documents.But nobody sits down to mediate between the two to ensure that what has been signed is being implemented. So, if there is a monitoring committee in place, ASUU can go to that committee and sound a note of warning that a particular aspect of the agreement is being neglected,
” Prof. Ambali stated.
The Vice-Chancellor also reinstated the continued commitment of his university to providing improved teaching and learning environment for students. He said the training and retraining of staff remained a top priority of his administration.