No threat will make us resume academic session – ASUU

The Kaduna State branch of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has said that no threat will make members of the State University to call off the ongoing industrial action.

It has dared the authority of Kaduna State University for threatening to resume academic session.

The Chairman of the Union, Dr Peter Adamu, has made this revelation via an interview with newsmen in Kaduna on Tuesday.

he Union reacting to a statement publicized by the Kaduna State University (KASU) management over threat to the academic staff Union to begin work or face punishments.

The Union has explained that the industrial action was legitimate and has the backing of the national and international laws.

He stressed, “There is no section of the law of Kaduna State University or Staff Condition of Service that stipulates any form of sanction on lecturers participating in an action that will benefit the University.”

He has explained that the constitution of the country which is the most supreme document that guides all affairs in the country, had guaranteed that right.

He said that the strike was for the betterment of the University system, Kaduna State University inclusive, saying that most of the buildings in the University, staff training, among others, were all products of this kind of struggle.

Adamu said that they (academic staff) are not concerned about any threat that would come, explaining that even during the military era, such threat came and they were overturned by court of the land.He assured that the strike has not been suspended, adding that they are committed to the industrial action until the Federal Government responds positively.

While responding to the examination earlier conducted by the school management while the industrial action was on, the Union Chairman explained that it was not the Union that closed down the school.

Dr Adamu explained that the management can go the extra mile to use whatever method to conduct their exams, saying that the School can decide to use past questions or whatever but they are not involved and their members are resolute to continue with the strike.

He called both on the Kaduna State Government and the students to understand that the struggle was for the benefit of all, pointing out that a struggle such as this was to save public institutions in Nigeria from total collapse.

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