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Nigerian university teachers Monday started an indefinite strike. Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) ordered the universities shut: no lectures, no exams, no supervision, no meetings until further notice.

The reason for the strike is the usual: poor pay, owed salaries and allowances, lack of resources and others. An agreement ASUU signed with the federal government in 2009 has not been respected.

The strike is likely to be prolonged — four months or longer — and disrupt the academic calendar.

Most government officals have their own children schooling  abroad or in private universities. They may not care to get ASUU back in the classrooms.


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