Vice-Chancellor of the University of Jos, UNIJOS, Prof. Hayward
Mafuyai, has appealed to striking lecturers, especially the
institution's local chapter, to accept the offer made by President
Goodluck Jonathan at a recent meeting with their leadership and call
off their over four-month old strike.
"Continuing the strike will in no way help, but we should take what
government has given and press forward for the good of all as no one
can deny that this government has done what no government has done in
regards to the welfare of ASUU", he told newsmen at the weekend.
"President Jonathan has done well by looking into the problems of
ASUU; my appeal to them is to call off the strike."
Mafuyai said UNIJOS has been recording various achievements in the
area of research which has earned it recognition within and without
He said that the university has been involved in phytomedicine
researches for which it won a grant of $8,000,000 for the
establishment of African Centre of Excellence sponsored by the World
"The university has produced anti-diabetic product, anti-hypertensive
product, anti-snake venom vaccine and contraceptive product which it
wants patented and produced in a commercial quantity "to force the
university research out of the shelf for the advancement of the
country and we are seeking for industries to partner with us to patent
our products from phytomedicines", the VC said.