The Ebonyi State University (EBSU) chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has maintained that its lecturers are still on strike.
Speaking with NAN on Wednesday in Abakaliki, Ikechukwu Igwenyi, EBSU-ASUU chairman, denied the rumour making the rounds that academic activities had resumed in the institution.
He said the EBSU lecturers were part of the nationwide strike called by the national ASUU.
“The strike embarked upon by the union across Nigeria is still in force in our own school …The reports in the social media announcing that academic activities have resumed in the school are false and misleading,’’ he said.
He also said that none of its members would attend the school’s matriculation ceremony fixed for Saturday, November 14.
“We are not unaware of the 2019/2020 matriculation ceremony of the school reportedly scheduled to hold on Saturday,” Igwenyi said.
“No member of the union would attend the purported ceremony and none of us will be induced or coerced to attend the matriculation, or to resume academic activities.
“ASUU is still on a national strike, that is total, comprehensive and indefinite. And when strike action is total and comprehensive it means there shall be no academic activities.”
David Umahi, the state governor, was reported to have ordered the immediate resumption of academic and non-academic activities in the Institution in October.
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