Thursday, September 21, 2017

FUTA Set To Resume Next Week





The Federal University of Technology Akure is set to resume next week. The University which had previously stopped academic activities due to the Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities nationwide industrial action.

The student union of the university made this known via her official press release dated 20th of September, 2017. The Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities suspended her strike on Monday, 18th of September, 2017, and ever since the suspension of the strike had been announced, uncertainties emanated. The members of the university community were unsure if academic activities would commence or not, as it was noted that that the Joint Action Congress is yet to suspend her strike.

The university community awaited an official statement from the Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities FUTA on suspension and the university management on resumption.

Earlier today, 20th of September, 2017. The Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities FUTA had her congress at the Lecture Theatre 1 on campus. Reports by a student barrister, who goes by the name jerry, had it that, following his conversation with a lecturer after the congress, the lecturer said; "the union has called off the strike and it's left to the management to decide when to resume, either Friday or Monday, anyone".

In the latter part of today, the university student union dropped her press release which was signed by the public relation officer and counter signed by the union president. In the release, it was stated that Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities strike has been suspended, and Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities, FUTA chapter has resumed their duties. All students are expected to return to school on Sunday 24th September 2017, as academic activities will resume on Monday 25th September 2017.

The university students who have been eager for this kind of official statement, weren't surprised any longer, as their reaction to the news weren't as epic as it was to the news of the Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities strike suspension on Monday.

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