ASUU Strike 2013 Update: Bad News! Lecturers Fight Over Suspension Of Strike


Oh no! We guess the ongoing strike might just not be called off this week as expected by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

We got news from reliable sources that the strike which has kept thousands of students out of classes will be brought to an end this week as the union got a very comfortable deal from President Jonathan during their 13-hour long meeting.

But it appears the reverse is the case right now as different branches of the group have conflicting opinions on whether the strike should be called off or not.

This is what Vanguard reports:

President Jonathan held a meeting with the leadership of ASUU last week, where he made some offers which ASUU was expected to take to their members for deliberation with the hope that it will pacify them into resuming academic activities this week.

Congresses of the 61 chapters of the union were therefore held, yesterday, while the National Executive Council, NEC, meeting will hold tomorrow in one of the northern universities.

The outcome of the union’s congresses indicated that there was disagreement on the need to call off the strike.

Vanguard gathered that while some ASUU chapters were ready to suspend the strike in the light of the President’s intervention, others insisted that they will continue the strike due to what they described as their distrust for the government.

It was learnt that while the University of Lagos, UNILAG, resolved to suspend the strike, chapters like the University of Ibadan, UI; University of Benin, UNIBEN; University of Calabar, UNICAL; University of Jos, UNIJOS and the Lagos State University, LASU, said the strike must continue, arguing that the Federal Government could not be trusted to fulfil its promise of injecting over N1.1 trillion to universities in the next five years.

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