Ignatius Ajuru University of Education (IAUE) Pulls Out Of ASUU Strike, Directs Staffs To Resume Duties Immediately
The management of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education (IAUE) has pulled out of the ongoing ASUU strike and has directed lecturers and students to resume with immediate effect.
This was made known in a statement signed by the vice chancellor.
The statement reads;
”IAUE and ASUU STRIKE
I wish to inform all members of staff and students of the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education that the 7-month old ASUU strike has nothing to do with the resumption of studies and the commencement of lectures from the 5th of October 2020 at the University, as directed by the Executive Governor of Rivers State, His Excellency Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, CON, GSSRS, POS (Africa).
Our branch of ASUU joined in the warning strike for two weeks before the Covid-19 lockdown and has continued to participate in all negotiations to end the strike for the past 7 months.
Unfortunately, however, the strike has continued to linger without any significant progress; so we cannot afford to wait any further.
The Management of the University has been seriously warned regarding participation in national strikes. We have duly copied the memo to all staff unions on campus. We’ll therefore implement the directive as has been done at our sister university (Rivers State University) owned by the same State Government. Any member of staff or student who ignores this order does so at his/her peril.
Effective teaching and learning will commence on 5th October 2020. We’ll strictly monitor compliance. This is tough, but we must carry out the directive. I hope the National ASUU bears with us.
Happy 60th Independence Anniversary. – VC”