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UNN/UNEC Students Embark On A One Week Sit At Home Protest Over Poor Power Supply
The students Union of the University of Nigeria, Enugu, has still maintained their stance that until a new generator is provided to tackle the issue of power in the University campus, they are not yielding to any pressure to call off their strike.
The ongoing Sit at Home/Hostel strike action by the students Union yielded more fruits as it enters its 3rd day. Today, the University management entered its 2nd negotiation with the Student Union, based on her demands that were put forward yesterday.
The University has reportedly proposed to buy a new 800KVA generator to add to the 800KVA and 500KVA generator currently in the campus, in order to tackle the power issue.
According to the representative of the Vice Chancellor, sent from the Nsukka campus, to negotiate on behalf of the University, at a meeting held today at the ICT block, it would not be possible to provide a new 1500KVA generator as demanded by the students, before next Friday, which upon valuation, has been found to cost around 70million in the market. This was attributed to issues in the new TSA regime and difficulty in withdrawing huge amounts.
The Representative suggested that a new 800KVA would be the closest feasible alternative to tackle the current issue and bring an end to the students strike, so normal academic activities can continue.
Also, with regards to the students demand that lecture and examination be moved, he says that, he would head back to the Nsukka campus today, to present the demands and that the University would work to see that the lectures and examination are adjusted to compensate for the hours lost in the period of darkness as well as the strike.
The students Union thanked him and both parties adjourned to meet their respective Consultative council on the decision as they try to reach a common ground.
Once again, we thank our students who have stood with us in this struggle and also continue to seek your support as we continue to progress in this battle for better welfare conditions of the students.
We know we can, just because you are with us and you are our backbone. Together, we shall achieve our aim, and we shall be victorious in this struggle.
No student should be seen going for any classes. We stand as one!!!
our motto remains ‘LET THERE BE LIGHT!’.
YOUR WELFARE IS OUR CONCERN!!!
– SUG UNEC.
Aluta continua…Victoria ascertain.