Kaduna State University
Kaduna State University

ASUU Strike: KASU lecturers tell students not to resume academic activities yet

NEWS DIGEST – Lecturers of Kaduna State University (KASU), under the aegis of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), have maintained their stand that they will not continue academic activities until the federal government and the national body of the union resolve the ongoing strike.

This was disclosed in a statement released by the Chairman and the Assistant Secretary of the Kaduna State University branch, Dr Peter Adamu, and Dr Akos Ibrahim, respectively.

KASU branch of the union disjoint itself from a circular purportedly said to have been released by the Kaduna State University management.

A part of the statement read, “the attention of the union was drawn to a purported circular trending on social media platforms stating that KASU management had pulled out of the current roll-over strike declared by ASUU.”

It will be recalled that the varsity management had issued a circular last week, saying the University would start full academic activities on 9th May 2022.

KASU lecturers explained the circular as a tactic to deceive the public, parents, and guardians, and to blackmail the union.

The statement said, “listening and obeying the KASU management’s directive was purely a violation of the position of the union in the current struggle.

It is important to note that the management of the university was not the mouthpiece of the Union and cannot speak on behalf of the union.”

The lecturers of the University have, however, advised parents and guardians not to permit their children to resume whatsoever academic activity until the ongoing strike is suspended.