ASUU STRIKE: NATIONAL BODY DECLARES INDEFINITE STRIKE ACTION


   


      Prior to a national meeting of all members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) which was held in Abuja on the 12th   of August 2017, there have been speculations about a nation wide strike action of the Union members.
    The non-payment or fractional payment of salaries, the kidnapp of some lecturers in Maiduguri coupled with some demands of the Union led to the meeting.
   However, a report of the meeting, signed by Biodun Ogunyemi , the president, was released in the late hours of Sunday, 13th of August and in the report, it was clearly stated that one of the resolutions of the meeting is embarking on an indefinite strike.

"Do not teach any course whatsoever" was bodly stated.

  Earlier on Sunday, In a conversation with Mr. Ade Adejumo, the Zonal coordinator for ASUU  in the Southwest, he made it known that after the meeting held, nothing has been released from the National president of the Union to the effect of a strike action.
    "If there is anything of national importance, it is the president that should address that." he opined.

    Moreover, some universities have embarked on the indefinite strike action. Gideon, a student in the  Federal University of Technology, Owerri said " My course adviser has just told me that we are going on a strike.". However, it has not been declared in Obafemi Awolowo University, where students will commence their exams today, 14th of August. 
      

    In an attempt to gather students opinion, Ijiwole, a student of chemical engineering department , said "Our academic calendar in OAU is not balanced yet and it won't be good if we join the strike action". 

    "I don't want to go home, I Pray ASUU OAU branch will not join." said Michael from the faculty of pharmacy.


Olufemi Alfred .O. 
Oau Kilonshele News agency 
Reporting....  
   

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