Will ASUU Strike Affect Admission in 2022? See Answer

Recently, one of our users asked; Will ASUU Strike Affect Admission in 2022?

In this article, we’ll show you all you need to know about ASUU strike and how it will affect admission this year.

It’s no longer news that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is currently on STRIKE!

It has been up to 7 months now since ASUU embarked on strike to press home their demands.

Will ASUU Strike Affect Admission in 2022?

The Answer is YES!

ASUU strike will affect admission 2022/2023.

This means that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) will start giving admission to UTME and Direct Entry candidates who sat for the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) late due to the ongoing ASUU strike.

But the good news is that; if you choose to study at any private university in Nigeria you will not be affected by the ongoing strike.

However, If your school is under the umbrella of ASUU.

These include Federal universities and some state universities in Nigeria, the strike will definitely affect you negatively.

Will ASUU Strike Affect 2022 Admission? See Answer

How ASUU Strike Affect Admission in 2022

The truth is that some federal and state universities in Nigeria are yet to commence the 2021/2022 academic session.

Currently, some are still in the first semester of the 2020/2021 academic session. A good example is the University Of Calabar (UNICAL).

In this wise, you that is among the 2022/2023 academic session, you will have to wait for your school to round up with the 2021/2022 academic session before you can resume school.

See When ASUU strike Will End 

ASUU Demands

ASUU reasons:

  1. Implementation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), which according to the Union, negates the autonomy policy for the universities, among other issues.
  2. The Union called off its 9-month old strike in December 2020 after the Federal Government agreed to some of its conditions.
  3. These include the deployment of University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) software for payment of its salaries and allowances.
  4. However, a year after signing the MoA, ASUU accused the government of failing to fulfill its side of the bargain and threatened to mobilise for another actions immediately.
  5. The government quickly moved to pay N55bn as part-payment for the Earned Academic Allowance and Revitalisation Fund, but the union was unmoved until the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council and other dignitaries waded in.
  6. ASUU said the federal government has only addressed 2 out of its 8 demands, including the visitation panel to federal universities and described the release of funds for the Earned Academic Allowance and revitalisation funds as partial.
  7. Some of the demands of ASUU include the sustainability of the university autonomy, which it said the introduction of IPPIS violates.
  8. Immediate deployment of UTAS to replace IPPIS; renegotiation of the 2009 ASUU-FGN agreement.
  9. Release of the reports of visitation panels to federal universities and distortions in salary payment challenges.
  10. Others include funding for revitalisation of public universities, earned academic allowance, poor funding of state universities and promotion arrears.

3 thoughts on “Will ASUU Strike Affect Admission in 2022? See Answer

  • August 21, 2022 at 6:54 PM

    This site has been really helpful to Me

  • September 12, 2022 at 10:51 PM

    How am i sure ASUU will affect my admission into unical

    • September 14, 2022 at 10:57 AM

      Hi Azike Ifechukwude Emmanuel,

      You will be admitted but you will not resume school immediately.

      Moreover, UNICAL is merging 2021/2022 and 2022/2023.

      Best of luck.


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