ASUU strike: Chancellors order lecturers to return to class
The Committee of Pro-Chancellors of Federal Universities had on Tuesday called for the immediate re-opening of all universities currently shutdown across the nation.
This directive was handed down to the protesting lecturers in a communiqué signed by the Committee’s Chairman, Prof. Kimse Okoko, and released to newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday. This resolution became prominent its Committee meeting held to discuss issues relating to the ongoing strike.
According to the group, the call for the re-opening of the universities was unanimously agreed by all Pro-chancellors in the interest of the education sector and the country at large.
It also expressed satisfaction with the outcome of the referendum conducted in all the branches of ASUU nationwide, which voted 60-40 in favour of the suspension of the ongoing strike.
The statement further explained that the Committee’s decision was based on the negative impact the strike had created on the university system, students and the parents.
They also appealed for the understanding of the leadership and members of ASUU to ensure speedy restoration of academic activities on campuses.