Following the hearing from the National Industrial Court Abuja ordering striking lecturers to return to the classroom and the Union’s hardline position about continuing the strike, some institutions are beginning to reconsider their position. In this review, BlackBox Nigeria takes a list of institutions that have pulled out of the struggle as the Strike persists.
List of Institutions which have pulled out of the seven months strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, and announced they have opened for academic activities are; Ekiti State University (EKSU), Kwara State University,(KWASU), Osun State University,(OSU), Kaduna State University, (KASU), Imo state university, (IMSU).
Other institutions include Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, in Oyo State, among others have directed their students to resume as full academic activities had begun.
Recall, ASUU has been on strike since February 14 over the Federal government’s failure to meet the 2009 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreement.
Also, The federal government’s insistence on the ‘no work, no pay’ policy did not go down well with leaders of ASUU, who sees the disposition as an attempt to victimize them for standing up for their rights.
However, on Wednesday, the national industrial court in Abuja ordered members of the union to resume work after the federal government challenged the strike.The judge said the striking lecturers should return to the classroom pending the hearing and determination of the substantive suit.