Despite threats from Governor Nasir El-Rufai to fire them, Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) members at Kaduna State University (KASU) have refused to call off their current protest.
Recall that the administration of the institution had urged pupils to return for their exam, warning that both students and professors who refused would face harsh repercussions.
Though photos shared online showed some of the students in classes writing their examinations under the supervision of the Vice Chancellor and other staff of the institution, the Union in a resolution issued at the end of its Congress, said there were irregularities during the examination.
The resolution was signed by the ASUU -KASU branch chairman, Comrade Peter Adamu, and Comrade Usman Abbas, the Secretary.
” The Union Should compile all the infractions and irregularities noticed in the conduct of few examinations that took place and forward to National University commission.
” Members of ASUU-KASU did not participate in the conduct of any, examination in the university because of the ongoing strike action and have remained committed, resolute and uncompromising in the struggle.
“All forms of violation of the strike action by members are being recorded and disciplinary action in accordance with the constitution of the union will be applied appropriately at the appropriate time.”
However reacting to this, KASU Vice Chancellor Professor Abdullahi Ashafa maintained that as far as the institution was concerned, KASU- ASUU was only in solidarity with the Federal Universities because they are not directly affected by the issues which caused the strike.
” On the basis of this we thought we should be patriotic, our students have been at home for over five months with no any sign that this thing will be resolved.
“Just yesterday, the strike was rolled over by four weeks, but we are not affected by the demand of the ASUU with the federal government.”
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