ASUU Strike: Federal Government Orders Vice Chancellors To Reopen Universities
The Vice Chancellors of all public universities have been requested by the Federal government to reopen their institutions and resume classes.
According to Punch, the Federal Government issued the decision via the National Universities Commission (NUC) in a letter that Sam Onazi, the NUC’s director of finance and accounting, signed on behalf of Abubakar Rasheed, the commission’s executive secretary.
All vice chancellors, provosts, and chairmen of governing councils of federal universities were purportedly addressed in the letter.
“Ensure that ASUU members immediately resume/commence lectures; Restore the daily activities and routines of the various University campuses,” the letter reportedly reads.FG orders VCs to reopen universities and start lectures
Remember that since February 14, when members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) went on strike over the federal government’s refusal to meet their demands regarding funding for universities and the salaries and benefits of lecturers, all academic activities at public universities have been suspended.
The attempts to reconcile the differences have failed. The National Industrial Court has granted the Federal government an injunction requiring lecturers to go back to their classes. Since then, the lecturers on strike have expressed interest in appealing the decision.