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Michael Okpara Varsity joins ASUU strike

04 July 2013, 14:05

Umuahia  - The Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU) in Abia on Wednesday joined the nationwide strike declared by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the university commenced the strike after a congress of the local branch of the union.

The Calabar Zonal Coordinator of the union, Charles Ononuju, told NAN that all universities in the zone had formally joined the strike after holding their congresses.

Ononuju said that lecturers at universities in the zone, comprising MOUAU, University of Uyo and University of Calabar, had been mobilised to participate in the strike.

He described the strike as ''total, comprehensive and indefinite''.

NAN reports that the strike has brought academic activities in MOUAU to a halt.

When NAN correspondent visited the campus, students were seen loitering on the campus, discussing the industrial dispute in groups.

Godswill Mark, an accountancy student and Yienmiemebi Sinclair, a pre-degree student in Banking and Finance, expressed concern over the strike, saying that it would disrupt their studies.

They appealed to the leadership of the university's branch of ASUU to suspend the strike in the interest of students.

The students appealed to the union to allow the ongoing second semester examinations in the university to end before embarking on the strike.

 - NAN

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