ASUU strike: UNIJOS orders students to vacate campus
University of Jos Management has ordered all students to abandon the campus till further notice in response to the statewide warning strike embarked upon by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
According to an announcement signed by Abdullahi Abdullahi, the University’s Deputy Registrar for Information and Publications on Thursday, the order had been issued earlier in the day.
As he said, the decision was made after approval of a Senate resolution authorizing the suspension of academic activity as a consequence of the striking faculty.
The statement read,
“Vice-Chancellor of the University of Jos, Professor Tanko Ishaya, has, on behalf of Senate of the University, approved the suspension of Academic activities in the institution for the 2020/2021 Academic Session until further notice.
“This follows an emergency meeting of the University Management where the issue of the one month warning strike declared by the Academic Staff Union of Universities was considered as it affects academic activities in the institution.
“In light of the fact that there would be no lectures or similar activities taking place during the period of the warning strike, Management agreed that it would be in the best interest of the students to allow them to return home until academic activities can resume after the industrial action.”
The statement asked the university’s students to take notice of and firmly adhere to the instruction to return home in accordance with the terms of the order.