The management of Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma, Edo State, in a circular signed by the university’s registrar, Ambrose E. Odiase, ordered its students to report back to school on May 26th 2022 despite the ongoing university union strike.
What AAU is saying
The school’s management said in the circular that they are retracting the notice which directed students to vacate the hostels by Tuesday, 22nd March, 2022. It added that “Consequently, all returning students for the 2020/2021 session are hereby informed that the Halls of Residence would be opened on the above-mentioned date.”
What you should know
- Universities under the aegis of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) are on a three months strike following a prolonged dispute over the non-payment of agreed funds.
- The extension of 12 weeks follows a one-month warning strike and a two-month extension.
- Excluding 2022, within the last five years (2017-2021), Nigerian students have spent 395 days out of 1825 days on strike; this is more than a calendar year.
- Negotiations between the federal government and the union continue to end unproductively, as both parties fail to find middle ground.
- Universities who have pulled out of the strike include Kaduna State University (KASU), Abia State University (ABSU), Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU), Igbariam, Anambra State.