Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU)

ASUU Strike Update 2013: Strike to End on Thursday, 14 November

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The ASUU strike 2013 continues, but the latest update on ASUU Strike reaching us here at appears to be good news– as most of the union branches voted in meetings on Monday to end the strike are much more to varsities who voted against it.

The meetings were held across Nigeria following a marathon meeting between union leadership and President Jonathan Goodluck and Goodluck’s team of negotiators.

Based on the results coming out of the branch meetings, it appears that the clear majority of branches voted to end the strike and as usual ‘majority carries the vote’ abi?.
The next meet-up will be the National Executive Council meeting of the branch leaders, on Wednesday, tomorrow, 13th November, 2013 in Kano State.
If the council moves to end the strike then the final step would be meeting with President Jonathan again on Thursday, and then the strike would be finally over.

Some university students are already preparing to return to their respective campuses, reported the Leadership Newspaper, but some Nigeria University students are no longer interested in going back to school this year 😀 (source).

The president spoke at an educational exhibition in Abuja, saying:

“We need therefore to be conscious of the impact on our children, institutions and the country at large, of unnecessary disruptions in our educational institutions. There is therefore the need to emphasize dialogue where conflict or any sort of misunderstanding arose. This is the civilized approach to doing things so as not to have negative effect on society.”

See full voting results below as the time of reporting this news:

The following Varsities Voted the CONTINUATION of the strike

* University of Jos (UNIJOS)

* University of Benin (UNIBEN)

* Lagos State University (LASU)

The following Varsities Voted to END the strike:

The University of Ibadan

Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

Uthman Dan Fodio University Sokoto

Federal University of Technology MINNA

The University of Lagos

The University of Calabar

Federal University of Technology Akure

Ekiti State University

Imo State University

Bayero University Kano

Delta State University

Federal University of Technology Owerri

University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Obafemi Awolowo University

(Majority carries the vote)
But lets hope, politics will not carry the vote, in Nigeria my beloved country…. anything can happen.
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