ASUU Strike Update: Kaduna State University Asks Students, Lecturers To Resume May 9 – Education

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Following the lingering ASUU strike negotiations between the Federal Government Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the management of Kaduna State University (KASU) has scheduled to commence full academic activities for the 2020/2021 academic year on May 9.

In a circular dated April 26 and signed by the university’s academic secretary, Abdullahi Zubairu, the university urged all students and professors to resume academic activity.

The academic schedule should be followed by all instructors and students, according to the circular.

The ASUU Strike has now lasted two months, with the Federal Government still refusing to budge on their demands.

Worried about the situation, many Nigerian students have taken to social media to protest the closure.

Last week, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, said the decision to suspend the industrial action embarked upon by ASUU could only be taken by the union.

Related: ASUU Strike Update: Ngige criticizes education ministry, proposes alternatives to strike

Ngige, who appeared as a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today, asked the union to meet with the Benimi Briggs Committee.

“It depends on ASUU. The ball is in their court. They should go and meet the Benimi Briggs Committee and look at what the committee is doing and make further inputs so that the work can be accelerated,” the minister said in response to when the strike would be called off.

Some of ASUU’s demands include the release of revitalisation funds for universities, renegotiation of the 2009 FGN/ASUU agreement, release of earned allowances for university lecturers, and deployment of the UTAS payment platform for the payment of salaries and allowances of university lecturers.

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