ASUU STRIKE UPDATE: KASU DEFECTS FROM ASUU AFTER GOV. EL-RUFAI’S THREAT OF SACKING LECTURERS
ASUU STRIKE UPDATE: Kaduna State University Students resumed school on Monday and as matter of fact started their second semester exams despite the fact that the Academic Staff Union of Universities were still on strike.
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The resumption by KASU was sequel to the warning from the state Governor some days ago saying that he was going to sack all the lecturers if they don’t return to class room.
Recall that Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, had last week during a live media chat on local radio stations in Kaduna, threatened to sack striking lecturers of the Kaduna State-owned University (KASU) and replace them if they don’t resume work.
Interviewing one of the students who resumed school on Monday, he said “This is our second semester examinations, we suppose to start last week but was shifted to start today Monday because of the three-day public holiday declared by the state government to enable residents obtain their voter cards. The strike affected our lectures. We received few lectures”.
Remember that ASUU had embarked on industrial action on 14th February to protest poor funding of universities and non-implementation of agreements reached with the federal government since years ago.