TSU: Academic activities grounded as lecturers embark on strike
Academic activities have been brought to a standstill at the Taraba State University (TSU) following an indefinite strike embarked on by the state chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
The strike, which is aimed at pressing home the various demands of the lecturers as observed by The Guardian, has crippled academic works in the institution.
In a statement yesterday made available to journalists in Jalingo, the union expressed disappointment over the inability of the state government to adhere to the law establishing the University. Signed by the Chairman, Samuel Shikaa and Secretary, Atando Agbu respectively, they said the inability of the state government to obey the law establishing the institution has made the effective running of the institution a nightmare, observing poor funding as the major reason they decided to down tools. They wept that staff allowance from 2014 to date have not been paid, adding that lack of required infrastructural facilities which is fast turning the dreams of the institution to a mirage have also pushed them to the wall.
They vowed to remain at home pending when the government deems it fit to attend to their plight. Disturbed by the development, the President, TSU chapter of NANS, Ande Boyi called on the state governor to as a matter of urgency heed to the demands of the union in order to enable students continue their academic activities.
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