The Pro-Chancellor, Osun State University, Mallam Yusuf Alli, SAN, has disclosed that it is wrong for the Federal Government to negotiate with the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, on behalf of the school’s authority.
He said schools should be allowed to negotiate with their workers based on their strength to pay whatever salary agrees upon.
Alli, while addressing a press conference at the Council Chamber of the University in Osogbo said it is wrong for negotiation between ASUU and FG to be forced on relevant university authority without involving them in the process.
“It is quite unfortunate that all the negotiations done so far with ASUU have been within Federal Government and union. Our organization has never been involved, and that is part of the problems. How does FG negotiate with ASUU, only to come and force their agreement on those that are not a party to it?
“Outside this country, it is the Universities themselves and not the government that does the negotiation in line with their capacity. That is why you will find out that, in many universities in developed societies, professors don’t earn similar salaries. You earn according to what you have been able to bring to the university in terms of grants”, he said.
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