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Latest On ASUU Strike: ASUU Set To Suspend Strike Next Week

By Akpobome Otobrise
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Nov 23rd, 2013
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It’s been about five moths of roller-coaster, with the ongoing strike action of the Academic Staff Union of Universities keeping students at bay with their decision of whether to call of the strike or not intensifying over the past few weeks. However the Union is set to make a decision and hopefully a positive one as they are set to hold their NEC meeting this weekend after suspending it indefinitely due to the death of Prof. Festus Iyayi.

Saturday Sun source revealed that national officers and branch chairmen of ASUU have arrived at the venue of the crucial meeting to deliberate on the industrial action.

Ahead of the NEC meeting, some members of ASUU in two universities, Enugu State University (ESUT) and University of Agricultural Abeokuta (UNAB) had announced that their institutions would open for academic activities.
Also, the authorities of the University of Lagos despite the on-going strike have started the screening/registration for new students offered admission for the 2013/2014 academic session.

The source told our Correspondent that ASUU is aware of public concern about the situation in the universities and that NEC would do the needful after deliberating on reports from the outcome of the various congress.
According to the source, having mourned and honoured late Professor Festus Iyayi, who died while on his way to Bayero University Kano (BUK) for a NEC meeting by suspending the meeting, ASUU leadership felt it was ripe to hold the crucial meeting.

He refused to give insight to the outcome of the NEC meeting but stressed that the decision would be fair based on the various congress resolutions of the meeting its leaders held with President Goodluck Jonathan.

Reference: Saturday Sun

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