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The Ebonyi State University (EBSU) chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has declared that it will not join the ongoing nationwide strike of the union.
Chairman, ASUU-EBSU Caretaker Committee, Dr Nwambeke Chinedu stated this at a press briefing in Abakaliki, the state capital.
He noted that one of the reasons ASUU-EBSU will not be joining the industrial action was ASUU-NEC indifferent to the issues concerning ASUU-EBSU which ought to have been resolved by the NEC.
‘It is on this note that we once more call on all our members to go about their normal official duties and attend lectures as ASUU-EBSU has decided to use its liberty of not joining the industrial action.
‘We equally call on our students to remain on campus as lectures and other academic activities will continue to go on uninterrupted,‘ he stated.
The Eastern Updates had earlier reported that academic activities at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) was almost non-existent on Thursday following the full compliance by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to the four-weeks industrial action ordered by the union’s national body.
The Eastern Updates gathered from eyewitnesses that lecture halls were completely empty with no academic activities taking place anywhere in the campus. Some students were however sighted loitering around the campus while others were boarding campus shuttles to Nsukka town motor park en-route their respective homes.
Also, centres and institutes in the university which had fixed academic programmes before the strike had to shift the venue outside the school environment to avoid a clash with the striking lecturers.
THE EASTERN UPDATES