Latest educational news on our news desk today, is that the ASUU ongoing strike will have no effect on the preparation for the Nigeria Universities Game.
This information was shared by Prof. Ademola Onifade of the Lagos State University (LASU), when he announced that the current on-going strike by the Academic Staff Union of University’s (ASUU) will not affect athletes’ preparation for the Nigeria Universities Game (also known as NUGA).
Please note that the games will be hosted by the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, starting from the 2nd to the 13th of October 2013.
According to Onifade, who is currently the Professor of Sports and Chairman, LASU Sports Council, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that in spite of the persisting strike, the athletes could still be preparing for the Games.
Professor Onifade did explained that the ASUU strike was only directed at stopping the lecturers from teaching and holding meetings and not crippling other activities in the institutions.
Here is Onifade original comments.
ASUU strike does not in any way affect student sports.
I mean ASUU strike is for ASUU, that is, we the staff are not expected to teach. We are not expected to attend meetings, so the strike is basically
for academic staff, not for students, so it doesn’t affect students in anyway.
Mr Onifade also revealed that we must be aware of the fact that in all Nigerian universities, there is a sport office and academic staff are not the ones running the sport offices.
There are professional sports people who are in the sports offices and they take care of the student sports, so the strike doesn’t affect it in any way.
since we are not teaching. We are not attending academic meetings. No, it does not affect it (NUGA preparations) in anyway.
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