The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has denied calling off the over 7 months old strike that has kept Nigerian students at home.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports a notice signed by one ASUU president, Biodun Ogunyemi has been circulating that the Union had called off the strike.
The notice reads: “The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, following a meeting held with the Federal Government on Monday 16th November 2020 sequel to the Memorandum of Action signed between ASUU and the Federal, has on Wednesday, 18th November 2020, suspended the over Seven months old strike it embarked upon since Sunday, 4th April 2020.
“The action of 2020 was suspended following the signing of a Memorandum of Action (MOA) in which the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) promised to address the contentious issues within a timeline that was to end in February 2021
“Hence all schools are urged to resume full academic activities from Monday 23rd November 2020.
“While announcing the suspension of the nationwide action, however, our Union made it categorically clear that “ASUU will not hesitate to review its position should government renege on the signed Memorandum of Action”
“The Union apologize for all inconveniences caused to students and parents alike”.
TNG reports ASUU as saying the notice is fake.
— Official_ASUU (@ASUUNGR) November 18, 2020