The management of the Federal University of Dutsi-ma (FUDutsi-ma) in Katsina state has announced that the institution will continue its 2019/2020 academic session on January 18.

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According to NAN, the announcement comes after the institution’s senate approved a review of the varsity’s 2019/2020 academic calendar during its 84th emergency meeting.

The meeting was held virtually on Wednesday under the leadership of Armayau Bichi, the vice-chancellor of the institution.

In a statement on Thursday, Habibu Matazu, the varsity’s acting director of public relations, said the review became necessary as the session was tampered with by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The development comes at about the same time when Iliyasu Falalu, the institution’s director of the establishment, directed all newly employed staff to present their credentials for screening.

It also stretches the list of universities that have announced resumption dates following the over nine-month strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

ASUU had embarked on an indefinite strike in March last year over the non-implementation of agreements the federal government reached with it in 2009.

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But the union conditionally suspended the industrial action in December following series of negotiations with the federal government.

TheCable Lifestyle had earlier examined universities that have announced their resumption dates about two weeks after ASUU suspended its strike.



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