60% Of ASUU Members In Favour Of Call Off

The Committee of Pro-Chancellors of Nigerian federal Universities, after an emergency meeting in Abuja on Tuesday night, had directed that all public Universities in Nigeria be re-opened to students immediately.

The directive of the Pro-chancellors was based on reports that over 60 percent of ASUU members were favourably disposed to the suspension of the strike, even as some Universities have already pulled out of the strike.

But the Chairman of the University of Abuja Chapter, ASUU Dr. Clement Chup, in a telephone conversation with THISDAY yesterday, said it is not the responsibility of the Pro-Chancellors to open the Universities. #vnti
“The issue of opening or closing a University lies with the Senate of the Institution. They cannot be usurping other people’s powers. It is wrong. Let us see how this will go,” he said.

However, the Secretary General of the Non Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU), Comrade Peters Adeyemi however noted that the Pro-Chancellors may be acting on the directives of the Federal Government who is the proprietor of the Federal Universities.

Speaking with THISDAY in a telephone conversation said if the Pro-Chancellors who are the Chairmen of the Governing Boards and who are appointed by the President give such order, then it is legitimate.

“But have they resolved the crises? That is the question. If the issues are not resolved, would the pro-chancellors go and start teaching the students even if the Universities re-open?” he queried.


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  1. Who is in control IN Nigeria, ASUU or GEJ ? only time will tell.

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