EKSU Resumes Academic Classes
KanyiDaily recalls that ASUU had embarked on a warning strike since February 14, over the failure of the federal government to meet its demands.
Amid the strike, the government and the union have held a series of meetings, but no agreement has been reached by both sides on ending the strike.
EKSU spokesperson, Bode Olofinmuagun in a statement on Monday, said academic activities will resume at the varsity on Tuesday (today).
Olofinmuagun said the management took the decision at its meeting held on Monday, adding that the resolution was crucial for the institution’s survival.
The spokesperson said at the meeting, the management discussed the impact of the ongoing national strike by all the four staff unions as it affects the university as well as academic and other activities.
The statement read, “It noted further that one academic session (2021/2022) of admission is still outstanding, while the second semester of the 2020/2021 academic session is yet to be concluded.
“Moreover, the admission process for the 2022/2023 academic session will commence soonest.
“Consequently, management decided to reopen the Institution for normal academic activities in the interest of the students, parents, guardians and indeed the society at large as well as the survival of the university.”
This comes a few days after Nigerian students threatened to shut down all international airports over the failure of the Federal Government to address the lingering ASUU strike.