#ASUU Strike: Parents, students jubilate as strike end

By IndepthAfrica
In News
Dec 18th, 2013

Source: Punchng

Students and their parents jubilated on Tuesday over the suspension of the 169-day strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.

Even though ASUU ordered its members to return to   work immediately, students of most public universities  might not return to their  campuses because of the Yuletide .

The union embarked on the   strike on July 1 to demand the  implementation of an agreement it reached with the Federal Government in 2009.

ASUU President, Dr. Nasir Fagge,  who  announced the suspension of the   strike which started  on July 1, said the union had accepted the resolutions it signed with the government on December 11.

The resolutions include immediate commencement of the revitalisation processes as contained in a letter with reference number FME/PS/398/C.1/Vol i.1/110, dated  December 12, 2013, titled, “Opening of Dedicated Account for Revitalisation of Nigerian Universities.”

Fagge told journalists at the Bosso Campus of the  Federal University of Technology, Minna  in Niger  State, that  the revitalisation funds for five years would be provided by the Federal Government.

He said, “Finally, NEC has resolved to suspend the strike embarked upon on July 1, 2013, with effect from Tuesday, December 17, 2013 and directs its branches to resume work.

Source: Punchng

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