A disagreement has erupted between the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and vice-chancellors of public universities over the reopening of the tertiary institutions amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
While ASUU is cautioning against the reopening of Nigerian universities due to the pandemic, the vice-chancellors have dismissed the concerns raised by the union.
Vanguard reported that some vice-chancellors of several universities who did not want to be named insisted that the institutions were ready for academic activities.
The vice-chancellors of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Prof. Felix Salako, openly disagreed with ASUU’s position.
He disclosed that universities, including his, had made adequate preparations for resumption.
“It is also glaring even to the blinds that FUNAAB management kick-started the second round of fumigation of every nook and cranny of the university, including unions secretariat, two weeks ago.”