By Haruna Garba://
As ASUU rollover strike continues, the management of Kaduna State University, KASU has pulled out of the ongoing Academic Staff Union of University, ASUU strike asking students and lecturers to resume on May 9, 2022.
This is contain in a circular dated April 26, and signed by the university’s Academic Secretary, Abdullahi Zubairu.
The directive is coming after the state government under Mal. Nasiru El-Rufai had threatened the lecturers with “No work, No Pay” policy.
The circular released by the Kaduna State University Management advised all the lecturers and students to abide by the academic calendar.
The ongoing ASUU strike began on February 14 with the Federal Government yet to accede to the lecturers’ demands.
Recall that INTEL REGION reported that, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, said the decision to suspend the industrial action embarked upon by ASUU could only be taken by the union. While it has also invoked the “No work, No salary” policy as the lecturers refused to resume back to class.
The statement reads: “I am directed to inform all staff and students that the University will continue its academic activities for the Second Semester, 2020/2021 Academic Session on Monday, 9th May, 2022. You are therefore advised to abide by the Academic Calendar.
“I wish you a fruitful Eid- Fitr celebrations and a successful Second Semester 2020/2021 Academic Session.”
The action of the Kaduna State University generated a lot of mixed reactions from academicians and students from around the country.
Abandajakobjustman, a user on twitter reacted to the Kaduna State University circular. He wrote: “This is detrimental to the state’s educational sector. The agitation of @ASUUNGR is not selfish when critically evaluated. Its to optimize the operationality of our universities.