The Imo State University (IMSU) chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has announced that the varsity still stands with the National body in the ongoing strike.
ASUU-IMSU said the University has not pulled out of the ongoing strike.
Recall that the University, through the Public Relations Officer, Ralph Njokuobi, confirmed the developmemt on Monday Sept. 19th and directed staff and students to resume classes on Tuesday.
Njokuobi said; “Yes. It is true. We have asked students to resume immediately. Lectures start on Tuesday. We are doing this in the best interest of our students and staff. We are not only pulling out of the ASUU strike but also asking everyone to return to school.” CEOAFRICA had reported.
But the Chairperson, ASUU-IMSU, Odinakachukwu Ejiogu, who reacted to the development said; “it’s with utmost responsibility that we write to observe that the management of Imo State University has announced her decision to open the University for academic activities in disregard of the ongoing national strike by ASUU.’’
“ASUU-IMSU wishes to state that she stands with the national body in the ongoing national struggle for our collective welfare and the survival of public university education in Nigeria and has not pulled out of the ongoing strike. Not even when we have numerous unsettled welfare issues in IMSU.’’
“We have summoned an emergency exco meeting for 20th September, 2022, to evaluate the entire situation and inform the relevant stakeholders accordingly.’’
“Furthermore, an emergency congress has been scheduled to be held on 22nd September, 2022 by noon at the ETF 2 building close to the Access Bank ATM.’’
“All members of ASUU-IMSU should note that attending senate meetings during strike is equivalent to breaking strike and those who violate this rule should be sanctioned accordingly.”