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EBSU yet to resume full academic activities

By Dennis Agbo

ABAKALIKI – Full academic activities are yet to resume in Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki (EBSU), five days after the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) temporary suspended the three months strike that paralyzed the tertiary institutions in the country.

When Vanguard visited the three campuses of EBSU, few students were seen within the campuses while some lecturers and non academic staff were also seen in the campuses. The Nsukka zonal coordinator of ASUU, Prof Mike Awoke, who is a lecturer in EBSU said he would not comment on reasons why the students were not on campus but that for ASUU, the lectures have resumed work.

Vice Chancellor of EBSU, Prof Francis Idike told our reporter,  that the university had held management meeting and had fixed an emergency meeting of the Senate for tomorrow, to come up with a revised time table. Prof. Idike confirmed that the Heads of departments were showing up during the strike, adding “we have seen a number of staff around and I think a class was on today (yesterday).”

Speaking on the suspended strike, the ASUU zonal coordinator, Prof. Awoke said, “we believe that the Federal Government should comply within the two weeks duration by signing an already reached agreement,” warning however, that if the Federal Government fails to comply, “ASSU will summon another meeting to either resume the strike or otherwise.”


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