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UNN lecturers yet to resume

Nsukka — Normal academic activities are yet to start at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) in spite of the  suspension of the nationwide strike by
UNN lecturers yet to resume.

ASUU had on Friday  suspended its almost  four-month-old strike for two weeks to enable the government sign the agreement between it and the university teachers.

Dr Aselem Ibeanu, Chairman, ASUU, UNN chapter, told newsmen in Nsukka, yesterday that lecturers could not start immediately because the students had  not returned to campus.

“We are ready to start lectures but are we going to teach empty classes? It is unfortunate that students who have been pressurising us to call off the strike are yet to come back,” he said.

Ibeanu said that the strike would be fully called off as soon as the government and ASUU signed the necessary documents.

“ASUU has resolved its misunderstanding with the government, what remains is the signing of documents,” he said.

Kelvin Okoh, a student of the department of Physics, said that some students were not in a hurry to return to school because ASUU said the suspension was for two weeks.

“We do not know if after two weeks ASUU will continue with the strike. No student will like to come back to campus after two weeks and be asked to go home again.

Government and ASUU should make it clear to the students that the strike has been called off without putting two weeks clause on it,” he said.


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