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Kogi varsity to resume, as Gov shops for funds

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Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello.

Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello.

Students of the Kogi State University (KSU), Anyigba, are worried that for three weeks running they are still at home, as a result of the industrial action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), KSU chapter.

According reports, the industrial action has grounded activities within the campus and its environs.

Recall that members of ASUU, KSU chapter, had previously embarked on a ‘no pay, no work’ action, of which government turned deaf ears to their demands, before they finally dropped tools three weeks ago.

According to the report, government’s insensitivity to the plight of the lecturers is seriously taking its tolls on the students, who are now pleading that government should facilitate moves to call off the strike.

Responding to questions filed to him by Campusnews, Promise Emmanuel, a 400 level student of Mass Communication of the school, called on the government and the lectures to find a way out of the problem, adding that the situation does not speak well of the state and the students.

“I don’t think it is proper to blame the lecturers, who for five months have not been paid their salaries, or the state government that lacked the financial capacity to meet the lecturers’ demands. However, both parties should for the interest of the students and the state work out modalities to come out of the situation.

“We are tired of sitting at home and, therefore, appealed to the state government to fast-tack actions to end the strike for the interest of the students and the state.

Speaking with Campusnews, an undisclosed government source, said the lecturers would soon go back to the classroom, as the State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, is working out plans to raise fund to settle the lecturers and bring back life to the comatose university community.


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