List of Universities Under ASUU (Academic Staff Union of Universities)

More than 90 percent of Nigeria’s universities are currently under the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). This list comprises both Federal and State Universities in Nigeria.

One of the reasons Nigeria’s prospective university students are scared of enrolling in public universities is the constant strike that is being observed almost every year by ASUU.

ASUU Strike is inarguably increases students’ studying duration (year) in the tertiary institution.

Yet there are those who still enroll since they have no choice but to fit in with the experience if it occurred during their stay in any of the universities under ASUU, especially for those who can’t afford private universities.

However, here is what you need to know about the ASUU as an academic body.

Causes of Universities and Polytechnic Strikes

There are countless reasons behind the ASUU strike, but the most important ones are what we listed.

1. Staff expected Bonus

The major issue that constantly causes ASUU strike in Nigeria is the refusal or decline of university staff allowance from the Federal Government of Nigeria, which, when delayed, results in a warning strike.

Under this, there are other issues such as the refusal to fund universities’ revitalization and the decline to grant lecturers the opportunity to be registered under Nigerian university pension management companies controlled by the National Pension Commission.

2. Knowledge of the Treasury Single Account

Without many words, the argument not include the ASUU account in the TSA sometimes leads to strikes as the federal government insists on including it in the Treasury Single Account in order to have it controlled by them.

3. Little response on budgetary allocation to education

Another reason why Nigerian universities go on strike is the federal government’s casual attitude toward budgetary allocations that are supposed to be used to address some academic issues.

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What is ASUU?

The acronym ASUU stands for Academic Staff Union of Universities, which is the body that controls all federal and state universities that are under their control. It is headed by Professor Osodeke and was founded in 1978.

Also, within this body, we have some universities that appear to act partially independently as academic unions but are completely reliant on ASUU. They are due to go on strike as a chapter on their own, but only with the approval of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). A few of them are: UNIBEN Academic Staff Union or Benin Academic Staff Union, University of Nigerian Nsuka Staff Union, University of Ilorin, and others.

How Does ASUU Survive With Their Daily Functions?

ASUU receives all of its funding from the federal government of Nigerians, which is why, if the majority of their demands from the government are denied or delayed, they intend to declare a strike in order to elicit a response from the federal government. Funding includes fighting for their welfare, such as payment of salaries and staff allowances.

Note: this is not to discourage students who have chosen any of these universities yet to be mentioned below as their school of studies, but to create awareness of universities that are under ASUU to highlight the fact that one’s studies duration can be extended if any of these universities is on strike, be it a finite or infinite strike. As said before, the only universities exempt from this are private universities, which means that not all prospective university students can afford their fees.

List of Federal Universities under ASUU in Nigeria

  1. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University

  2. Ahmadu Bello University

  3. Bayero University

  4. Federal University Gashua

  5. Federal University Of Agriculture

  6. Federal University Of Petroleum Resources

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  7. Federal University Of Technology

  8. Federal University Of Technology, Minna

  9. Federal University Of Technology, Owerri

  10. Federal University, Birnin

  11. Federal University, Dutse

  12. Federal University, Dutsin-ma

  13. Federal University, Gusau

  14. Federal University, Kashere

  15. Federal University, Lafia

  16. Federal University, Lokoja

  17. Federal University, Ndifu-alike

  18. Federal University, Otuoke

  19. Federal University, Oye-ekiti

  20. Federal University, Wukari

  21. Michael Okpara University Of Agricultural

  22. Adama University Of Technology

  23. National Open University Of Nigeria (NOUN)

  24. Nigeria Police Academy Wudil

  25. Nigerian Army University Biu

  26. Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna

  27. Nigerian Maritime University

  28. Nnamdi Azikiwe Unizik (UNIZIK)

  29. Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

  30. University Of Abuja

  31. University Of Agriculture

  32. University Of Benin (UNIBEN)

  33. University Of Calabar (Unical)

  34. University Of Health Technology

  35. University Of Ibadan (UI)

  36. University Of Ilorin (UNILORIN)

  37. University Of JOS (UNIJOS)

  38. University Of Lagos

  39. University Of Maiduguri

  40. University Of Nigeria Of Port-Harcourt

  41. University Of Uyo

  42. Usumanu Danfodiyo University

State Universities Under ASUU

Federal universities are not the only Nigerian universities under ASSU, but also the state universities that put together make up the body as ASSU. They include:

  1. Abia State University, Uturu

  2. Adamawa State University Mubi

  3. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba

  4. Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo

  5. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma

  6. Anambra State University of Science & Technology, Uli

  7. Bauchi State University, Gadau

  8. Benue State University, Makurdi

  9. Bukar Abba Ibrahim University, Damaturu

  10. Cross River State University of Science & Technology, Calabar

  11. Delta State University Abraka

  12. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki

  13. Ekiti State University

  14. Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu

  15. Gombe State Univeristy, Gombe Professor Abdullahi Mahadi

  16. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai

  17. Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolumeni

  18. Imo State University, Owerri

  19. Kaduna State University, Kaduna

  20. Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil

  21. Kebbi State University, Kebbi

  22. Kogi State University Anyigba

  23. Kwara State University, Ilorin

  24. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso

  25. Lagos State University Ojo, Lagos

  26. Nasarawa State University, Keffi

  27. Niger Delta Unversity, Yenagoa

  28. Northwest University, Kano

  29. Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago-Iwoye

  30. Ondo State University of Science & Technology, Okitipupa

  31. Osun State University, Oshogbo

  32. Plateau State University, Bokkos

  33. Sokoto State University, Sokoto

  34. Tai Solarin Univ. of Education, Ijebu-Ode

  35. Taraba State University, Jalingo

  36. Technical University, Ibadan

  37. Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, Katsina.

Source: Nysçinfo.com

Updated: April 23, 2022 — 3:00 pm

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  1. Nigerians are Cursed

    Hahahah…asuu should leave alone funding of the varsities & fight for their salaries & allowances, simple. What is their business with they ways govt, who is their legal employers, want to & when to fund their own property, called their varsities. Are asuu employed to come & dictate to the owner of a shop on how he/she will manage the shop structures? Is it in asuu employment letter issued by the civil service commission thru NUC that employed them as a terms and conditions, to come quary the ways & manners they want to position their property? Nonsense! The troublemakers were employed to carryout their duties which are lecture, set exam, tests & mark scripts, do researches, supervise projects, theses & dissertations & collect their salaries, allowances & other legal welfare packages, simple! Hahahah…these varsities asuu is inconsequentially asking their employers to fund so, have been turning graduates year in year out for over 40 years & nothing bad had gone with it…When the govt was building the varsities in the 40s & 60s all thru 70s, was asuu that was set up during during the military era, that told what to do? Nonsense! The point is that, if govt like, it should keep its school or destroy it…it is not asuu concern in whatever ways…let them, the asuu face their welfare as agreed upon in the conditions & terms of employment, simple! Notin concern una with another pesin property…if you like the welfare & structure, hahahah…look for better place instead of been enemies of other poor people children educational progress because of baseless reason…hahahahah..negotiation for condition of service is OK & supported, after all, it is scriptural that, a labourer is entitled to his wages, simple truth…no be a labourer is entitled to go on strike because his employer did not provide fertilizer…hahahah…na so I see ham ooo!

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