Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), members at Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU), Anambra State branch have distanced themselves with the announcement for the resumption academic activities the institution.
ASUU Chairman, COOU, Prof Okey Aniebo who addressed journalists after a congress meeting at the Igbariam campus of the university yesterday said apart from solidarity with the national body of ASUU, the Ojukwu university lectures have been teaching in a very hazardous manner owing to state government neglect to their conditions of service and the university environment.
He said part of the reason for the strike was because of abysmal pay including denial of earned allowances. They insisted that with the high cost of fuel, and the muti-campus nature of the institution, their take home pay can no longer take them home.
But in a swift reaction, the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof Greg Nwakoby debunked the claims by lecturers, insisting that the institution will go ahead with resumption and academic activities.
“First is that it is not all our students that are coming back to school. It is only those who have exams and students of exiting classes that are coming back. Secondly, we are not hesitating in resuming schools. This is government directive and we are following it.
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