ASUU-NEC will discuss strike resumption on Monday, November 7
The Academic Staff Union of Universities’ National Executive Council (ASUU-NEC) has announced that it will meet on Monday, November 7, to discuss whether or not to resume its eight-month strike.
After extensive discussions with federal government representatives led by Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Representatives, ASUU temporarily suspended its strike on October 14.
The decision to reconsider resuming the strike came after the federal government paid lecturers half their October salaries.
However, in a press statement on Saturday, the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment said that “members of ASUU were paid pro-rata, not half pay as widely reported in the media”.
Across the country, universities have started to halt academic activities due to the payment of ratioed wages. On Friday, the University of Jos asked its lecturers to stay home.
Both the University of Abuja and Olabisi Onabanjo University have postponed their matriculation ceremonies until further notice.
Gombe State University has seized students’ results and stopped supervising undergraduate and postgraduate projects, while Bayero University, Kano, has chosen to await the conclusion of tomorrow’s meeting.