In solidarity with its national leadership, Gombe State University’s chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has opposed the decision of the management to resume academic activities today.
The university’s management last Thursday announced that its 100-level would resume academic activities on August 22.
Musa Sarki, the Deputy Registrar (Academics) of the institution, directed first-year students to report to their respective departments today to complete their registration.
According to a memo signed by him, stakeholders had decided that the students should be allowed to hold their matriculation and complete the first semester for the 2021–2022 academic session.
But the institution’s ASUU in a statement jointly signed by its chairman and Secretary, Dr Suleiman Salihu Jauro and Mohammed Garba Ndogu, condemned the management’s decision.
According to the union, the GSU bye-laws only vested the senate with the power to approve the calendar for the commencement and end of academic activities of the university, “and this has not happened in the university as of today.”
“Lecturers under the auspices of ASUU GSU chapter will not partake in any academic activities until the current national roll-over strike action is vacated,” the statement said.
However, a top official of the institution told Daily Trust that the management is still on its decision that the students should resume academic activities unfailingly as earlier declared.