The Kaduna State University (KASU) branch of the Academic Union of Universities (ASUU) released a statement, on Monday, saying that it has not pulled out of the ongoing strike as alleged by the university’s management.
The union made this known in a statement jointly signed by its Chairman, Dr. Peter Adamu, and Assistant Secretary, Dr Akos Ibrahim, and made available to reporters in Kaduna.
The union dissociates itself from the purported circular released by the university authorities asking students and lecturers to resume academic activities on May 9.
The attention of the union was drawn to a purported circular trending on social media platforms stating that KASU Management has pulled out of the current roll-over strike action declared by ASUU.
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Specifically, the memo dated April 26, 2022, directed all members of staff and students to resume academic activities by Monday, May 9, 2022.
“It is imperative at this point to clarify this and properly inform and educate the public that ASUU-KASU dissociates itself from the purported circular released by the university management. It purely violates the position of the union in the current struggle,” the union said.
The lecturers described the circular as a “ploy” to misinform the public, parents and guardians, and to blackmail the union.
The university management has a right to open the university while members of the union also have the legitimate right to continue with the ongoing strike action.