Students of public universities in Nigeria are to stay at home for another two months forced holiday as the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has extended its warning strike for another eight weeks.
The decision to extend the strike was taken at the union’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held in Abuja on Sunday night.
And in a subsequent statement, ASUU President, Emmanuel Osodeke, said, “NEC acknowledged the intervention efforts, in various ways, by patriots and friends of genuine national development (students, parents, journalists, trade union leaders, civil society activists etc.) to expeditiously resolve the crisis which•Govemment’s disposition had allowed to fester.
“However, ASUU, as a union of intellectuals, has historic obligations to make governments honour agreements.
“NEC, having taken reports on the engagements of the Trustees and Principal Officers with the Government, concluded that Government had failed to satisfactorily address all the issues raised in the 2020 FGN/ASUU Memorandum of Action within the four-week roll-over strike period and resolved that the strike be rolled over for another eight weeks to give Government more time to address all the issues in concrete terms so that our students will resume as soon as possible.
“The roll-over strike shall commence by 12.Olam on Monday, 14th March 2022.”