ASUU re-elect Osodeke as National President
Written by Joey Shekwonuzhibo on May 22, 2023
The Academic Staff Union of Universities in the early hours of today, Monday 22nd May 2023, re-elected Professor Emmanuel Osodeke unopposed as their National President to pilot the affairs of the union for another two years.
Aside from Osodeke of the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, the union members also re-elected Chris Piwuna, a Consultant Psychiatrist and Associate Professor in the College of Medicine, University of Jos, as Vice President.
They were re-elected during their 22nd National Delegates Conference of ASUU which was hosted by the University of Jos, Plateau State between May 19 and 21, 2023.
Sticking with the education sector, the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, has pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to sign into law the bill to abolish BSC/HND dichotomy before he hands over power on May 29, 2023.
Comrade Anderson Ezeibe, National President of ASUP who made the call in an interview with journalists in Abuja says the dichotomy had made young Nigerians not to be interested in polytechnic education in the country.
The bill is seeking to legislate the discrimination of polytechnic graduates from their university counterparts in employment and promotion in the workplace.
The piece of legislation, sponsored by Senator Ayo Akinyelure, passed the third reading on the floor of the Senate at plenary.