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ASUU strike: Universities open attendance register for lecturers

03 December 2013, 10:34

Abuja — Several universities in Nigeria have opened attendance registers for lecturers in line with the government directive that members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) call off the six month-old strike or be sacked by Thursday.

According to Vanguard, the reaction to the threat by the federal government varied from University to University.

The Ondo state-owned Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko (AAUA) lectures resumed on Monday, but few lecturers and students were seen in the lecture theaters.

Students and lecturers of the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) have also returned to school following a directive by the school authorities.

While ASUU members at the University of Ibadan refused to sign the register and resume.

At the University of Benin (UNIBEN), students said they would resume after Professor Festus Iyayi had been buried.

Lecturers in both UNIBEN and the state owned AmbroseAlliUniversity, Ekpoma have refused to resume.

Registrar of the University of Jos, Danjuma Jilly-Dandam in a statement on Monday, said that daily compliance registers for academic staff that report for work has been put in place.

According to Vanguard investigations lecturers and students have refused to resume at Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, Federal University of Agriculture (FUT) Minna, Bayero University Kano, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and Gombe State University.

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