activities today despite the indefinite strike action declared by the
Academic Staff Union of Universities to press home lecturers’ demands
for improved welfare and working condition in the universities.
institution, namely Presco, Isieke, CASS and Permanent Sites
respectively revealed that students were attending lectures, while other
non-academic activities were also ongoing without hindrance.
University chapter, Dr. Uche Onwe, said the chapter would hold a
congress on Wednesday to arrive at a resolution concerning the strike
Congress of ASUU, we have not taken any final decision on the matter.
The Congress will meet on Wednesday,” he said.
ASUU executive member who pleaded anonymity said he had just received a
notice about congress meeting, billed to hold on Wednesday.
said poor funding of varsities, part-payment of salaries of lecturers
and the kidnap of two lecturers of the University of Maiduguri by Boko
Haram, among other reasons for the strike action.