ASUU Strike 2013 Update: Strike Slated to End on Thursday
The ASUU strike 2013 continues, but the latest update appears to be good news–most of the union branches voted in meetings on Monday to end the strike.
The meetings were held across Nigeria following a marathon meeting last week 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 the clear majority of branches voted to end the strike.
Next comes a National Executive Council meeting of the branch leaders on Wednesday in Kano.
If the council moves to end the strike, then the final step would be a meeting with President Jonathan on Thursday, and then the strike would be over.
Some university students are already preparing to return to their respective campuses, reported the Leadership.
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:
Voted to continue strike
University of Jos (Note: The chairman of this branch, Dr. David Jangdam, said that despite the vote the union will resume classes if directed by the national body)
University of Benin
Lagos State University
Voted to end strike:
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
Bayero University Kano
Delta State University
Ekiti State University
Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
Federal University of Technology, Owerri
Federal University of Technology, Akure
Federal University of Technology, MINNA
Imo State University
Obafemi Awolowo University
Olabisi Onabanjo University
University of Calabar
University of Lagos
University of Nigeria, Nsukka
University of Ibadan
University of Abuja
University of Port-Harcourt
Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto