February 22, 2024

Which universities are under ASUU is the first question that always comes to mind when you hear that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is going on strike. This article has lists of universities covered by the ASUU for 2024 and schools that are on the ASUU strike.

Schools That are on ASUU Strike


The Academic Staff Union of Universities now governs more than 90% of Nigeria’s universities (ASUU). Nigerian universities on this list are both federal and state universities.

The ongoing strike by ASUU, which is observed nearly every year, is one of the reasons prospective university students in Nigeria are reluctant to enroll in public universities.

Unquestionably, the ASUU strike lengthens students’ time in school (year) at a university.

However, some people continue to enroll because they have no other option 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.

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 the UNIBEN Academic Staff Union or Benin Academic Staff Union, the University of Nigerian Nsuka Staff Union, the University of Ilorin, and others.

Causes of Schools that are on ASUU Strike

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

1. Staff Expected Bonus

The main problem that consistently prompts ASUU strikes in Nigeria is the Federal Government of Nigeria’s refusal or decline of the university staff allowance, which, when postponed, results in a warning strike.

Other difficulties under this include the National Pension Commission’s failure to fund the revitalization of universities and the denial of professors’ requests to register with Nigerian university pension management organizations.

What you should know about the ASUU as an academic organization, nevertheless, is as follows.

2. Knowledge of the Treasury Single Account

The federal government insists on integrating it into the Treasury Single Account in order to have control over it, therefore to put it simply, the argument to not include the ASUU account in the TSA occasionally results in strikes.

3. Little Response on Budgetary Allocation to Education

The federal government’s careless attitude toward budgetary resources that are supposed to be used to address various academic concerns is another reason why Nigerian institutions go on strike.

How Does ASUU Manage Their Daily Activities to Survive?

ASUU depends entirely on the federal government of Nigeria for funding; as a result, if the majority of their demands are turned down or postponed, they aim to go on strike to force a response from the Treasury Single Account

Funding includes efforts to protect their well-being, such as the payment of staff salaries and benefits.

Note That: the purpose of this is not to dissuade students from choosing one of the universities listed below as their place of study.

But rather raise awareness of the ASUU-affiliated institutions and emphasize how the length of one’s studies may be affected by strikes at any of these institutions, whether they be limited or indefinite strikes.

As was previously said, only private colleges are immune from this, therefore not all aspiring college students can afford their tuition.


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

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, Dustin-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. The 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 are put together make up the body of 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What Schools are Under ASUU?

All other State Universities, Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH), and Lagos State University (LASU) are all under ASUU.18 Jun 2022.

2. Which Schools are not Under ASUU?

This is the list of all the Federal Universities not under ASUU which are Nnamdi Azikiwe University (NAU), The University of Nigeria Nsukka(UNN), Federal University Oye Ekiti (FUOYE), Federal University Lokoja, (FU-LOKOJA).

3. Is State Universities under ASUU?

State Universities are also part of ASUU at the State Level. It must further be noted that Private Universities are not under the Umbrella of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

4. How many Federal Universities are in Nigeria?

Currently, there are 49 Federal Universities in Nigeria.

In conclusion, all federal and state Universities are under the umbrella of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) except Private Universities.

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