#ASUU update: UNIJOS mgt, ASUU set for showdown

by Akintomiwa Agbaje


The ASUU chapter of the University of Jos (UNIJOS) has said it will not succumb to threat and intimidation despite the fact that authorities of the university have directed all academic staff of the university to commence work with immediate effect.

The Tribune reports:

The authorities of the university, in a circular signed by the registrar/secretary to the council, Mr Jilli Dandam, made available to Nigerian Tribune in Jos, Plateau State, pointed out that all academic staff of the university shall return to their various departments, units and directorates and commence work immediately.

It added that daily compliance register would be kept by all heads of department for all academic staff, while it further directed  every head of department to publish lecture time-table for all academic programmes by today.

However, branch chairman of ASUU, Dr Jangkam Wannang, said the union would not succumb to threat to call off its strike, adding that conditions to call off the strike were well spell out.

He said intimidation and harassment of any form would not force the union to call off the strike.

“We will not succumb to threat, the strike is for the improvement of the system. The threat and intimidation by both the government and governing council of a universities will rather complicate the problem rather than addressing it,” he said.

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