The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is a Nigerian union of university academic staff with a history of militant action.
The ASUU was founded in 1978, a successor to the Nigerian Association of University Teachers formed in 1965 and covering academic staff in all of the Federal and State Universities in the country.
Currently ASUU has embarked on another strike which began on the 1st of July and ended in December 2013 by signing the memorandum of understanding. Claims made by ASUU in regards to the strike are centered largely on funding and revitalization of Nigerian public universities as well as a certain earned allowance which it claims to be in an arrears of 92 Billion Naira. Some Nigerian students said that the strike was a curse to them while others said it was a blessing before the Asuu strike was called.