The Finance Minister has disclosed that the FG has no money to meet lecturers’ demands as the N92 billion in extra allowances ASUU is asking for cannot be sourced, probably as a result of the way the economy is being managed.
The strike could be on for months, and some savvy undergraduates have already started finding new trades to learn.
But whenever the strike is over, here are 7 things most undergraduates would want the FG to also demand from ASUU.
1. Their members should stop the selling of handouts, they should make video DVDs of their lectures to serve as a supplementary learning aids for their students.
2. Each lecturer should have a blog (with threads) like that of Nairaland for him/her to interact with his/her students with for supplementary and effective communication (online Q&A sessions).
3. Lecturers should stop seeing themselves as demi-gods but as friends and parents to students. That all sadists and bad teachers (poor teaching skills) among them should be given Jonathan’s booth.
4. All exam results must come out within 2 weeks after the completion of all exams so that students can know their results on time and be able to plan better for the next semester.
5. Graduates must get their certificates on their convocation day.
6. That examination should be re-designed to evaluate student’s understanding of the course (application) and not student’s ability to COPY & PASTE crammed definitions. Each lecturer should prepare a synoptic summary of his/ course which should then contain all the definitions and summary of what he/she wants to teach to aid students in the mastery of his/her course.
7. Productivity Allowance should only be paid to lecturers with 70% pass rate i.e 70% of his/her students must pass (C-pass) his/her course on merit based on effective teaching. Greatness lies in simplicity. If a lecturer has not mastered his/her subject to the extent that he/she is able to effectively teach it, then he/she is not fit to be employed in the system.