Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, the president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Tuesday clarified that he never said state universities are quacks.
The ASUU president said this while speaking on Politics Today, Channels TV this evening, monitored by Newsbreak.ng.
“What I said was very clear. The person on the seat asked me a question that your members in three universities have abandoned you and I gave them that LASU, we have a problem with them and because the universities sacked all the leaders of ASUU in the branch. That’s why they are not on strike; that in KWASU they are not even our members yet and they are not meeting the standard and that in Osun they were punished for breaking our strike and they are all part of the problem.
“That’s exactly what I said and therefore our union there is not running well. That’s why I used that word, they are not running well. That the universities are not allowing our union to run well. I didn’t say state universities. Then I mentioned three again; Ekiti State University, Kaduna State University and Yobe State University.
“In those universities, although the management and the government have forced universities to announce resumption, our members said they are not teaching. That’s what I said at those three universities, but I’m surprised that they are busy writing all sorts of things. That’s exactly the word I used,” he said.