Kaduna Varsity ASUU Complies With National Directive, Joins 4-week Warning Strike

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Kaduna State University (KASU)


By; ALEX UANGBAOJE, Kaduna
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Kaduna State University Chapter has joined the four-week warning strike as directed by the union’s National Executive Council (NEC).
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contained in a letter of notification, jointly signed by the Chairperson, Dr Peter Adamu, and the Secretary, Mr Abubakar Jumare, to the acting Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Yohanna Tella.
The letter was obtained by journalists in Kaduna on Thursday.
The union said that the four-week warning strike in KASU commenced with effect from Feb. 16, adding that the decision was reached after its congress in line with the directive of our national executive council.
“We wish to notify you of the strike action of our union to press home our demands.
“In line with the directive of the union, the congress in its meeting held on Feb. 16 agreed that the strike in KASU should commence with effect from Feb. 16 and will last for four weeks.
“We wish that no member of the union will be victimised in the exercise of their civic rights as a member of the union,” the union said.
The union’s NEC on Monday declared a four-week warning strike to press home their demand.
The key issues that led to the strike according to the union, are non-compliance to 2019 ASUU-Federal Government Memorandum of Agreement (MoA), and neglect of the negotiation of the 2019 agreement.
Other issues are non-implementation of University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS), Earned Academic Allowance and amendment of National Universities Commission Act to stop the proliferation of state universities.
Reacting, a 300-level entrepreneurship student in the school, Victoria Peter, described the development as very “disturbing” and urged the Federal Government to resolve the pending issues.
The recurrent strike in Nigerian universities is so discouraging. We are preparing for last semester’s examination next month and now our lectures are on strike.
“The federal government and ASUU should work towards a lasting solution to this recurrent strike that is costing our parents so much by elongating the dates of our graduation,” Peter said
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