ASUU STRIKE: Kaduna University Directs Students, Lecturers To Resume May

Great Nigerian Students, are you tired of the strike yet? If yes, then all you need to do is purchase a “chilled energy-boosting drink” and rest because in this situation, overthinking is of no use.

Amidst the ongoing ASUU strike action, Kaduna State University (KASU) has announced the commencement of full academic activities for the 2020/2021 session.

Despite the fact that the current strike action embarked by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is yet to be called off, the university management has asked lecturers and students to resume for the academic session on May 9, 2022.

The announcement came shortly after a piece of information emerged online yesterday that the Federal Government may have implemented the ‘no work, no pay’ policy for university-based unions currently observing an industrial strike. This implies that the Federal Government would not pay the members of the academic unions as long as they remain on strike.

Kaduna State University gave the directive for all students and lecturers of the institution to resume academic activities and abide by the academic calendar in a circular dated April 26, and signed by the university’s academic secretary, Abdullahi Zubairu.

We all definitely recall the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, declared one month warning strike in February and the strike action was further extended in March, after all attempts to reach a consensus with the Federal government fell through.

Judging by present developments, there still seems to be no hope of a quick resumption for the students of public universities, as the strike action could possibly be extended by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, with the addition of 8 more weeks.