Members of the Educational Employees Union of Universities (ASUU), Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu College (COOU), Anambra State department have mentioned they won’t return to the college to hold out their duties as educational actions resume within the establishment.
The chairman of ASUU within the establishment, Prof Okey Aniebo who addressed journalists urged dad and mom to not hassle bringing their wards to the establishment as it could be a waste of time.
He mentioned that a part of the rationale for the strike was due to abysmal pay. They insisted that with the excessive value of gas, and the muti-campus nature of the establishment, their take dwelling pay can now not take them dwelling.
“The Congress of ASUU-COOU resolved at the moment to maintain the union’s battle. ASUU members are, due to this fact, not a part of the deliberate resumption of educational actions within the College as introduced by COOU Administration.
“ASUU members is not going to have interaction in any type of educating, examinations, supervisions and statutory conferences throughout the pendency of the nationwide industrial motion. No quantity of menace will deter the union from prosecuting this selfless and affordable plan of action to get authorities do the needful in public universities in Nigeria.
“ASUU-COOU is, due to this fact, utilizing this chance to tell college students that her members is not going to resume educational actions on 21st September 2020. Dad and mom are by this being suggested to withhold their wards from returning to the College whereas the economic motion continues to be on as a result of it will give them a possibility to have interaction in nefarious actions.”
The group acknowledged a lot of causes for its motion, insisting that opposite to insinuations that they had been on a solidarity strike with the nationwide ASUU, it determined to down instruments due to lack of fundamental studying helps within the establishment and non-payment of some allowances to its members.
In the meantime, the Vice Chancellor of the establishment, Prof Greg Nwakoby has debunked the claims by the lecturers, insisting that the establishment will go forward with its resumption and educational actions.
“First, is that it isn’t all our college students which are coming again to high school. It is just those that have exams and college students of current courses which are coming again. Secondly, we aren’t hesitating in resuming faculties. That is authorities directive and we’re following it.
“I cannot reply to the imaginary view of the ASUU people who find themselves simply out to tarnish the picture of the college. If they’re on strike or not, the college should exist. We will do with out them. It is best to have requested your self why solely about 41 out of 600 lecturers informed you they won’t resume? ASUU is on strike due to IPPIS, and we aren’t working IPPIS right here, so why are they happening strike?” he requested.