Court orders ASUU to call off strike – Universities to Reopen
The Nigerian National Industrial Court (NICN) has ordered the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to end its nationwide strike.
ASUU has been on strike since February 14 to press for increased university funding and a review of lecturers’ salaries, among other things.
Several meetings between ASUU and the federal government have resulted in a stalemate.
As a result, the federal government took the strike to court.
The government, through its counsel, James Igwe, asked the court for an interlocutory injunction preventing ASUU from proceeding with the strike until the substantive suit was resolved.
Universities Resumption Date
In line with the judgment being passed by the industrial court, the Academic Staff Union of Universities is to get back to classes with immediate effect. Failure to do so may lead to the union being proscribed. Except in situations where the Union seeks further redress.
As the tradition of Nigerian Universities, the senates of all universities are to hold meetings in their respective senate chambers to prepare and restructure the academic calendar of their various institutions.
After that, resumption dates will be officially communicated to the general members of University Management, including the students.
On this note, all students should rest assured they are going back to classes very soon.