KASU Lecturers Kicks over Management's Resumption Order



The Kaduna State chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities dared the management of Kaduna State University on Tuesday over threats to resume academic sessions.

KASU Lecturers Kicks over Management's Resumption Order

According to the union, no threats will force members to halt the strike, which is supported by the Federal Republic of Nigeria’s constitution.

Dr. Peter Adamu, the union branch chairman, disclosed this in an exclusive interview with THE PUNCH in Kaduna in response to a statement made by the KASU management threatening academic staff union with sanctions if they did not return work.

Adamu stated that the strike was legal and supported by national and international legislation.

“There is no component of Kaduna State University’s statute or Staff Condition of Service that imposes any type of discipline on teachers who participate in an action that benefits the university,” Adamu emphasised.

“The strike action is for the benefit of the university system, including Kaduna State University,” he added.

“If you take your time and visit the school, you will notice that the majority of the buildings there are all the result of this type of fight.”

“We are not concerned about any potential threat because, even during the military regime, such threats occurred and were reversed by the courts of the land.”

“We have not called off the strike.” We are resolved to going on strike until the Federal Government responds favourably.”

In response to the prior examination done by the school management while the strike was in effect, the Union Chairman emphasised that it was not the union who shuttered the school.

He explained that the administration is free to utilise whichever technique they want to administer their tests.

“The school can decide to exploit old questions or whatever, but we’re not participating, and our members are determined to remain in this legitimate and constitutionally guaranteed strike action,” he said.

Adamu also urged the Kaduna State Government and students to recognise that the strike was for the benefit of all.


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