Following the decision of the management of Gombe State University to reconvene 100 students for academic purposes, the Academic Staff Union Universities department of the institution says that only the Senate of the institution has the right to give such approval .
According to the statement of the chairman, Dr. Suleiman Jauro and its secretary, Mohammed Ndogu, support the affiliate ASUU’s rollover strike, adding that union action in the institution remains intact.
Our correspondent reports that since Monday, February 14, 2022, ASUU had started industrial action at the University of Lagos, Nigeria because the federal government failed to honor its agreement.
The statement read in part: “The union’s attention has been drawn to an alleged circular from the university’s management asking 100 students to resume their studies and some widespread newspaper publications that academic activities have resumed at Gombe State University. This information in the distributed newspaper publication is incorrect.
“We would also like to note that according to the Gombe State University Bye-laws, only the Senate has the power to approve the calendar for the commencement and end of academic activities of the university, and this has not happened in the university as of today .”
While urging students to conserve their energy and resources, the industry noted that for the sake of a better university system, its members would remain resolute to the positive end, adding that members would not participate in the alleged return of 100 students.
“In addition, I would like to categorically inform the general public that teachers at Gombe State University are in full compliance with the directive of the National Executive Council of ASUU to continue the rollover strike to its logical conclusion for a better university system.
“Teachers under the auspices of ASUU Gombe State University Chapter will not participate in academic activities until the current national strike action is lifted, by God’s grace. Students and parents/carers may want to use this information wisely to save their time, energy and meager resources,” the statement added.