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Nsukka varsity chapter to review action

By Lawrence Njoku (Enugu), Charles Ogugbuaja (Owerri), Nnamdi Akpa (Abakaliki) and Abdulganiu Alabi (Kaduna)
20 September 2017   |   4:24 am
The University of Nigeria, Nsukka chapter of ASUU would meet today to decide on the suspension.

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Imo, Ebonyi students commend suspension
The University of Nigeria, Nsukka chapter of ASUU would meet today to decide on the suspension.

The Chairman of the chapter, Dr. Ifeanyi Adaba, told The Guardian in a telephone interview that he would summon a congress to brief its members.
He said he was optimistic that the strike would be called off, even though they were yet to be briefed about the details of the agreement reached between the Federal Government and the national leadership of the union.

He said: “I have not known the details of the resolutions they reached, but one thing that is certain is that they had directed that we suspend the strike for now. We heard that government had agreed to implement certain demands, which led to the strike; but that is a promise that has not been signed.

Adaba explained that the striking lecturers were ready to return to the classrooms, stressing that it was not in the interest of the society for them to continue to lock their doors against students.

He said the students would definitely return to the classrooms after the meeting.

Meanwhile, students of the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) yesterday commended the Federal Government and leadership of the union for the quick resolution of the strike.

In Imo State, students and tertiary institution workers also expressed satisfaction over the suspension.

The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of Imo State University, Owerri, Nze Ralph Njoku-Obi, told The Guardian that they were happy about the suspension.

He urged government not to renege on the agreement to allow academic progress and stability in the system.

Some of the students at the varsity, urged sustainability of the agreement so that funds could be made available to build infrastructure in the institutions.

Also, students of Ebonyi State University have commended the union for suspending the action. When our correspondent visited the school yesterday, only a few students were seen in the premises.

Some of the students lamented the lectures that they missed while the dispute lasted and urged lecturers to ensure that they were covered when lecture resumes.

However, students were yet to return to campus at the Kaduna State University when our correspondent visited yesterday.

It was however, learnt that the union met on Monday and decided that activities would begin tomorrow.