The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Sulyman Age Abdulkareem, has pleaded with the Federal Government to consider every measure towards addressing the concerns of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)
..in order to prevent persistent industrial disharmony in the nation’s university system.
Prof. Abdulkareem made the plea while featuring on “Talk to the Vice-Chancellor” on UNILORIN 89.3 FM, the official radio station of the University of Ilorin.
The programme was anchored by the trio of the Head of the Station, Mr. Idris Akintola Ibrahim (Alooma), Mr. Temitope Olawuyi and Mr. Temitope Omoniyi.
The Vice-Chancellor acknowledged the fact that the salaries and general conditions of service of university workers, particularly academic staff, are generally insufficient and rated among the least worldwide.
Prof. Abdulkareem, however urged ASUU to explore other means of drawing attention of the government and other stakeholders to its areas of needs rather than going on industrial action at the slightest provocation, saying that students are often those that suffer needlessly
from strikes. The Vice-Chancellor, who thanked donor agencies for the various supports the University had received since he assumed the position of the Chief Executive of the institution, said that he would continue to do his best at attracting more supports for the growth and development of th e University