Some public universities have pulled out while some others refused to participate in the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike which has lingered since February 14.
One of the latest universities to pull out is, the Kaduna State University, (KASU), who reopened academic activities on September, 5th.
In a statement released by the school, the management urged all students and lecturers to report back for the continuation of the academic calendar.
Speaking about the reopening of the school despite the strike, Dr Abubakar Abdullahi, who is one of the ASUU leaders in KASU, said some of their members despite the reopening are still observing the strike while others have returned back to school.
Here’s a list of other universities who pulled out or not participating.
- Kaduna State University – Pulled out September 5 2022
- Gombe State University – Resumed in August 22, 2022
- Nasarawa State University – Began their online screening on September 12 2022
- Federal University Wukari – They never joined the strike
- Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida University, Lapai, – Pulled out in August
- Rivers State University – Never joined in the strike
- Ignatius Ajuru University of Education – Never joined the strike
- Delta State University, Abraka – Pulled out in March 2022
- Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma – Resume in May, 2022
- Ekiti State University – Resumed after they polled out
- Kwara State University – Never Joined the strike
- Lagos State University – Never Joined the strike
- Osun State University – Never Joined the strike
Recall that ASUU on August 29 announced the extension of the ongoing strike after a heated meeting of the national executive council (NEC) held at the University of Abuja.
However the court in its sitting last Friday adjorned the suit until Monday (September 19) to hear the interlocutory injunction of the government.
The counsel to the Federal government pleaded that the court give the suit an accelerated hearing as it was urgent to enable students to return to school.
He further urged the strike to be called off since the case is in court.
But counsel to ASUU and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, said the union are currently meeting with stakeholders to ensure that the matter is resolved.
He further appealed to the government to cooperate with the union to resolve the matter.