ATBU lecturers suspend ongoing exams to join ASUU strike
ATBU lecturers decided to join ASUU strike after their Congress meeting congress on Tuesday, November 7, 2018.
Lecturers of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauch have reportedly suspended the ongoing examinations to join the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike called on Sunday, November 4, 2018.
According to the chairman, ASUU ATBU chapter, Adamu Babayo, the decision of the university to join the strike came after their congress on Tuesday, November 7, 2018.
Babayo said, “We resolved to stop all academic activities in the institution until further directive is given by the ASUU national body,”
The ASUU chairman also said all lecturers have been directed to stop the ongoing examinations.
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“You know we came back from Akure on Monday. We are aware of the directives to go on strike, but we have to come back to our various institutions, hold meetings and convey the message to our members for them to comply and that was what we did.
“Our students wrote examinations even today in the morning. But that will be the last as we have informed all our members to comply with the directive and stop the conduct of examinations in the university.
“So, from now, no examination or any other academic activities will take place because we have joined the strike.
“The issue is that ATBU is a member of national ASUU and whatever decision the union takes, we are legally bound by it.”
Earlier, Pulse reported that ATBU students who started their examinations last week continued with the exams when ASUU strike started on Monday, November 4, 2018.
UNILORIN refuses to join ASUU strike
Meanwhile, the University of Ilorin, UNILORIN has refused to join the nationwide strike.
According to Channels Television, the branch chairman of ASUU, Uthman Abdulraheem at the University of Ilorin said UNILORIN didn’t join the strike because the school was not officially communicated to by the union.
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