ASUU Strike: Kaduna University Begins Second Semester
The management of Kaduna State University (KASU) has resumed the second semester for its undergraduate and postgraduate students, more than five months after the strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
The resumption is for the continuation of the second-semester examination which was suspended due to the ASUU strike which commenced in February this year.
Speaking to Channels Television, the acting Vice Chancellor of Kaduna State University, Professor Abdullahi Ashafa explained that the school does not have any industrial dispute with the local branch of ASUU, hence there is no need to continue keeping the student at home.
He warned that there will be severe consequences for students and lecturers who fail to resume classes as directed by the university management.
It could be recalled that the strike embarked upon by ASUU has been extended by another four weeks.
The development was confirmed on Monday in a statement by the ASUU President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke on behalf of the union.
It was reported the decision to extend the strike was reached at the end of the union’s National Executive Council meeting held at its national secretariat in Abuja on Sunday and concluded in the early hours of Monday.
ASUU explained that the time extension is to allow the federal government enough time to meet their demands.
The statement signed by Osodeke reads in part: “Following extensive deliberations and taking cognizance of the Government’s past failures to abide by its own timelines in addressing issues raised in the 2020 FGN/ASUU Memorandum of Action (MOA), NEC resolved that the strike be rolled over for four weeks to give Government more time to satisfactorily resolve all the outstanding issues.