The latest information reaching us is that the Management of Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, EBSU, has on Monday, announced that academic activities would resume in all the campuses of the institution on Tuesday, 26th November, 2013.
The management also ordered all the lecturers and students of the institution to return to classes following the inability of the Academic Staff Union of University, (ASUU) to end its five months old strike.
The Registrar of EBSU, Mr Sam N. Egwu, announced that the institution had resolved to commence academic activities not minding the disagreement existing between ASUU and the Federal government.
“Having waited patiently for Federal Government and ASUU to resolve the impasse behind the over four months strike embarked upon by the Union to no avail, the management of EBSU has resolved to re-open classes for learning to commence on Tuesday, the 26th day of November, 2013.
The Registrar of EBSU, Mr Sam N. Egwu, allegedly said; “We therefore inform all students of the Institution that teaching and learning will commence fully on Tuesday, 26th, November, 2013. This is to enable us cover what we have lost to the strike,”
According to the report reaching us has it that the resolution was the outcome of the meeting held last week by the management of the institution including lecturers where 80% of the lecturers in attendance agreed that they should ignore the Nationwide Strike embarked by Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and return back to class.
How true is this information?
Well, Media stream websites contacted the Ebonyi State University, EBSU-ASUU Chairman, Professor Ndubuisi Idenyi dissociated the ASUU chapter of EBSU from the purported re-opening by the management and maintained that the strike is still in progress until they get directive from their national leadership.
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