Kaduna State University, KASU shuns ASUU strike, resumes academic activities
On Thursday, academic staff at Kaduna State University (KASU) joined a one-month warning strike called by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
Dr. Peter Adamu, the chairman of the university’s branch of ASUU, and Mr. Abubakar Jumare, the secretary, signed a letter to that effect.
The notification was received by Prof. Yohanna Tella, Ag. Vice-Chancellor.
According to the union, the four-week warning strike at KASU began on February 16.
“According to the union’s mandate, the congress determined at its meeting on February 16 that the KASU strike would begin on February 16 and last for four weeks.
“We want no member of the union to be victimized in the exercise of their civic rights as members of the union,” the notification added.
ASUU went on strike on Monday, stating that the Federal Government had failed to accomplish its goals.
Non-compliance with the 2019 ASUU-Federal Government Memorandum of Agreement, as well as a failure to discuss the 2019 agreement, prompted the walkout, according to the union.
Only a few examples include the failure to adopt the University Transparency Accountability Solution in favor of the Integrated Personnel Payroll System, the Earned Academic Allowance, and a change to the National Universities Commission Act to limit the proliferation of state universities.
Victoria Peter, a student in the school’s 300-level Entrepreneurship program, expressed her disappointment with the move and urged the federal government to address the present concerns.
“Universities strikes are discouraging. Our courses are temporarily on strike, and we are preparing for our second-semester assessments, which will take place next month.
“By extending our graduation dates, the Federal Government and ASUU can work toward a long-term solution to the periodic strikes that are causing so much financial hardship for our parents,” Peter continued. Following graduation, the Federal Government and ASUU should work together to find a long-term solution to the repeated strikes that are causing so much financial hardship for our parents, Peter remarked