ASUU To Debate Fresh Strike Action On Monday

The National Executive Council of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU-NEC) will on Monday, November 7, meet to debate whether or not to resume its eight-month strike.

Recall that the association had on October 14 temporarily suspended its strike action after extensive discussions with the federal government.

The discussions were anchored by Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

However, the decision by the federal government to pay half salaries to lecturers for the month of October may have informed the association’s fresh strike threat.

However, in a press statement issued on Saturday, the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment said that “members of ASUU were paid pro-rata, not half pay as widely reported in the media”.

Across the country, universities have started to halt academic activities as a consequence of the payment of ratioed wages. On Friday, the University of Jos asked its lecturers to stay home.

Both the University of Abuja and Olabisi Onabanjo Univeristy have postponed their matriculation ceremonies until further notice.

Gombe State University has seized students’ results and stopped the supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate projects, while Bayero University, Kano, has chosen to await the conclusion of tomorrow’s meeting.

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