Schools’ Resumption: ASUU threatens Rivers State Lecturers over resumption plan

The organized universities lecturers under the association of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has threatened the Rivers state-owned university lecturers over the resumption plan.

In his reaction to the State’s government’s directives that tertiary institutions in the state are free to resume after the long COVID-19 vacation, the ASUU National President, Prof. Abiodun Ogunyemi said the union has not exempted any of her branch from the ongoing strike action.

Speaking at a radio interview In Port Harcourt, the National head of the union said; “We have not exempted any branch of our union from the ongoing strike.

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“Any branch that does that will be violating our directives and what we do in such situations is to take them through our procedure and apply appropriate sanctions.”

Also speaking, the Port Harcourt Zonal Coordinator of ASUU, Uzo Onyebinama, said although the unions in Rivers State universities were on suspension for previously flouting the order of strike, it did not expect the members to resume classes.

Recall that ASUU and the federal government has been on a loggerhead over their demands of improve infrastructure and academic activities in the Nigeria universities education system.

ASUU has vowed to keep up with the strike action which commenced since March provided the federal government refuse to give in on their demands.

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