The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) chapter at the University of Jos (UNIJOS) has directed its members to withdraw their participation in all postgraduate programmes run in the institution.

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The order was on the back of an alleged refusal by UNIJOS to honour a memorandum of understanding (MoU) reached with its members on the sharing formula for non-NUC funded programmes run by the varsity.

In a statement on Wednesday by Lazarus Maigoro, the chairman of UNIJOS-ASUU, the union warned its members to adhere strictly to the directive, adding that violators would be sanctioned.

“Sequel to our earlier letter to the ASUU president dated 11th August  2015 on the above subject matter which was copied to you, our union wish to inform you that our National Executive council (NEC) at its meeting of  Thursday 27th May, 2021 held at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Akwa approved the request of our branch to withdraw all services from PG programmes with effect from 20th June, 2021,” the statement read.
“The above approval was granted due to the REFUSAL of the university administration to implement the Council approved 2016 PG sharing formula to take shares etc (see Appendix ‘A’) which is a product of the 2016 MoU (see Appendix ‘B’ , item 2) our union signed with the university administration.
“Our members will NOT participate in teaching and supervision (Thesis and Dissertations, examination, seminars, defence of any kind whether at PG school, Faculties, Department, Units, marks scripts, compile PG results.”

As of when this report was filed, the authorities at the university had yet to publicly address the order by ASUU.

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