The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has written to the University of Jos (UNIJOS), demanding a probe and the recall of the doctorate degree of the Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba.
The Union, which commenced a warning strike on February 14, 2022 has yet to call off the industrial action three months after.
Some of the demands of ASUU include university autonomy, release of revitalisation funds for Nigerian universities, and the deployment of the University Transparency Accountability and Solution (UTAS) payment platform for the payment of salaries and allowances of university lecturers among others.
The government and the union have yet to reach an agreement on the issues raised.
As the disagreements linger, Nwajiuba told The PUNCH that ASUU had written to UNIJOS asking for the recall of his certificate.
“ASUU wrote UNIJOS to recall my certificate. I am not sure what it is they are pursuing. I was informed by the university that this was the directive from ASUU: to investigate my certificate. That is how far they have gone.
“When I got the letter from the university, in fact, the university didn’t hide it, they noted that ASUU wrote them,” the minister told PUNCH.
(Adapted from a report by The PUNCH)