ASUU is infamous for going on indefinite strikes. These strikes can last for a few months or almost a year like in 2020. When ASUU goes on strike, the students are always the ones that suffer as it affects their calendar and increases the average time they would normally spend in the University.
However, not all students pass through this. These are students that attend universities that are not under ASUU. Not being part of ASUU means a school doesn’t get certain benefits from the FG. However, the advantage goes to the students as they won’t need to spend more time than necessary studying in the University.
Not many federal and state universities can stand alone without expecting grands and funds from the FG. This is why most of the Universities not under ASUU are private universities. You can confirm that later from the list. Before we get there, let’s look at some commonly asked questions.
What is the full meaning of ASUU?
The full meaning of ASUU is Academic Staff Union of Universities. It’s a union of academic staff in Nigerian universities. The term Academic Staff mainly refers to teaching staff which in this case are University lecturers. ASUU is a trade union founded in 1978; the union replaced the Nigerian Association of University Teachers which was formed earlier in 1965. ASUU is affiliated with the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).
ASUU Strike History
In 2007, ASUU went on a three-month strike. In May 2008, it launched two one-week warning strikes to seek a better salary system and the reinstatement of 49 lecturers fired years before. ASUU declared an indefinite strike in June 2009, citing disputes with the federal government over a two-and-a-half-year-old accord. After three months of strikes, the union and other staff unions negotiated an agreement with the government in October 2009.
ASUU went on strike again on July 1, 2013, for 5 months and 15 days, ending on December 16, 2013. ASUU’s demands for the strike revolve around funding and revival of Nigerian public universities, as well as an unpaid earned allowance of 92 billion naira. Some Nigerian students felt the strike was a curse, while others said it was a blessing.
While the organization claims to be fighting for Nigerian tertiary education and students, many Nigerians see the alleged struggle as malevolent and self-serving. ASUU hasn’t helped its image by failing to communicate properly with Nigerians.
Who is the Chairman of ASUU?
The president or chairman of ASUU is Mr. Emmanuel Osodeke. He was the past Vice President of the union under the Biodun Ogunyemi administration and won the election in May 2021. The current ASUU chairman is a professor of soil science currently working at the Federal University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State. Below is the list of current ASUU staff:
- Emmanuel Osodeke – Chairman
- Chris Piwuna – Vice President
- Olusiji Sowande – Treasurer
- Ade Adejumo – Financial Secretary
Which universities are not under ASUU?
Here’s a complete list of Nigerian universities that are not under ASUU:
- University of Nigeria, Nsukka
- Delta State University, Abraka
- Achievers University, Owo
- Adeleke University, Ede
- Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
- African University of Science & Technology, Abuja
- Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan
- Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin
- Al-Qalam University, Katsina
- American University of Nigeria, Yola
- Augustine University
- Babcock University,Ilishan-Remo
- Baze University
- Bells University of Technology, Otta
- Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
- Bingham University, New Karu
- Bowen University, Iwo
- Caleb University, Lagos
- Caritas University, Enugu
- Chrisland University
- Covenant University Ota
- Crawford University Igbesa
- Crescent University
- Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodo
- Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin
- Evangel University, Akaeze
- Fountain Unveristy, Oshogbo
- Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State
- Gregory University, Uturu
- Hallmark University, Ijebi Itele, Ogun
- Hezekiah University, Umudi
- Igbinedion University Okada
- Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
- Kings University, Ode Omu
- Kwararafa University, Wukari
- Landmark University, Omu-Aran
- Lead City University, Ibadan
- Madonna University, Okija
- Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo
- Micheal & Cecilia Ibru University
- Mountain Top University
- Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja
- Novena University, Ogume
- Obong University, Obong Ntak
- Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu – Osun State
- Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos
- Paul University, Awka – Anambra State
- Redeemer’s University, Ede
- Renaissance University, Enugu
- Rhema University, Obeama-Asa – Rivers State
- Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom
- Salem University, Lokoja
- Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa.
- Southwestern University, Oku Owa
- Summit University
- Tansian University, Umunya
- University of Mkar, Mkar
- Veritas University, Abuja
- Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa – Edo State
- Wesley University. of Science & Technology, Ondo
- Western Delta University, Oghara Delta State
- Christopher University Mowe
- Kola Daisi University Ibadan, Oyo State
- Anchor University Ayobo Lagos State
- Dominican University Ibadan Oyo State
- Legacy University, Okija Anambra State
- Arthur Javis University Akpabuyo Cross river State
- Crown Hill University Eiyenkorin, Kwara State
- Coal City University Enugu State
- Clifford University Owerrinta Abia State
- Admiralty University, Ibusa Delta State
- Spiritan University, Nneochi Abia State
- Precious Cornerstone University, Oyo
- PAMO University of Medical Sciences, Port Harcourt
- Atiba University Oyo
- Eko University of Medical and Health Sciences Ijanikin, Lagos
- Skyline University, Kano
- Greenfield University, Kaduna
- Dominion University Ibadan, Oyo State
- Trinity University Ogun State
- Westland University Iwo, Osun State
The schools listed above are the Nigerian universities that are not under ASUU. Every other university in Nigeria is a member of the Academic Staff Union of Universities. However, this list shouldn’t be taken as final. This is because schools can join and withdraw from the union at anytime. Most of the time, they withdraw at the advent of a strike if the condition for striking is not favorable to them, and vice versa.