Life returns to UNIZIK as lecturers resume

Filed in NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY AKWA by on December 18, 2013 0 Comments

Activities at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, have picked up following the resumption of duties by lecturers after a prolonged strike that ended on Tuesday.

Though lectures have yet to start, the respective faculty offices were open to staff, students and lecturers, who were seen moving and out and holding group discussions.

The most significant event on campus was the congress of the local branch of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, where the lecturers were formally briefed by the executive committee of the resolution of the National Executive Committee of ASUU to suspend the strike.

The Chairman of ASUU of UNIZIK, Prof. Ike Odimegwu, later on told reporters that the local branch of ASUU had formally suspended the strike and directed lecturers to resume duty immediately.

He said all members of the union, that in the course of the strike, were used to cause disaffection, would be returned to the fold and join in resolving the crisis that might have been created by their actions.

“The strike was not just for the benefit of our members but the improvement in the quality of education for Nigeria and our students,” Odimegwu said.

One of the lecturers however said in spite of the suspension of the strike, normal academic activities would wait till after the Christmas.

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