by Adeola Balogun
The fear of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) that it would lose public sympathy for its ongoing strike has begun to materialize as yet another school has withdrawn from the industrial action.
The Ebonyi State University (EBSU) located in Abakaliki, the state capital, today made the decision to abandon the four month old strike embarked upon by ASUU.
The management of the university has said that academic activities would resume in the institution tomorrow.
The Nation reports:
The school authorities took the decision following the failure of the ASUU National Executive Council which met in Kano at the weekend to put to an end to the strike.
A statement issued by the institution’s Registrar, Mr. Sam Egwu, said academic activities will resume in all the university campuses on Tuesday.
The statement said, “Having waited patiently for Federal Government and ASUU to resolve the impasse occasioned by the over four months strike embarked upon by the union to no avail, the management of EBSU on Monday, November 26 resolved to reopen the school.
“We therefore inform all concerned that teaching and learning will begin fully on Tuesday, 26th, November, 2013. This is to enable us cover what we have lost to the strike.”