Jos - Lecturers of the University of Jos,
Plateau, have begun an indefinite strike to press home their demands for
improved working conditions.
The lecturers, in a statement by Prof F. C. Piwuna, the
Chairman of the university's chapter of the Academic Staff Union of
Universities (ASUU), on Friday in Jos, said ASUU's National Executive Council
(NEC) had approved the action.
"The NEC of ASUU has approved our request for total,
indefinte and comprehensive strike starting immediately.
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"It means that all activities, teaching, supervision,
examination as well as statutory and ad hoc committee meetings, have been
suspended,'' it said.
Though Piwuna did not give further details on the reasons
for the strike, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt that the lecturers'
grievances bordered on, among other things, alleged discrepancies in the
payments of entitlements.
The lecturers are also demanding that certain allowances
being enjoyed by their colleagues in other institutions be paid to them.