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ASUU’s strikes and the day after (4)

ASUU should focus more on emolument at the entry point into the profession, rather than concentrating too much attention on professorial salaries. In as much as there are good reasons for drawing attention to the inadequate wages of the highest academic rank in the system, I believe it is even more crucial to call attention to the paltry salaries paid to graduate assistants and assistant lecturers at the starting point of the academic career.

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The second resurrection of Jesus Ibn Maryam: A Critical Examination (2)

As genuine revolutionaries, they wanted to topple the status quo, but had to contend with stiff opposition from the small minority that were benefiting from the existing situation at the time, as well as from the ignorant majority who were oppressed by the system. The author examined the condition of Africa. He argued, and I agree, that the continent has suffered the greatest setbacks when compared with other continents (p.79).

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The second resurrection of Jesus Ibn Maryam: A Critical Examination

THE Second Resurrection of Jesus Ibn Maryam: The Blowing of Another Natural Mystic Trumpet, was written by Issoumaila Oyewumi Oyetunde and published by Trafford Publishing, Canada in 2009. The little book is an attempt to present in a handy volume some ideas and perspectives on man and his environment culled from different religions, philosophies and science.

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ASUU’s strikes as a game of musical chairs (6)

As a body comprising academics, ASUU should provide intellectual leadership for other unions to follow, not the other way round. Uncritical acceptance of the hard-line posture of a union in the complex and controversial issue of strike is anathema to the spirit of free thought which academics ought to uphold, although the critical attitude native to philosophy is inconvenient for hard core unionists in ASUU.

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