Contrary to speculations making the rounds within the social media that the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has called off strike, nothing of such is the case.
Commenting on the event, the Chairman of the University of Lagos, UNILAG chapter of the union, Dr Dele Ashiru, instructed our correspondent on Saturday that nothing of such occurred.
Ashiru, who is also a member of the National Executive Committee of the union, mentioned the union was still on strike.
“If we are going to call off our going strike, there is process that will be followed and nothing of such has been done, ” he mentioned.
Recall that the union launched into strike early March, this yr over some issues.
ASUU is at present the #1 trending subject on Twitter as at the time of publishing this post, as students took to the platform to rejoice the purported end of strike motion by the Academic Staff Union.
It is shocking that regardless of the ingenuity of the information, it has been able to spread throughout social media platforms making it appear real.
Why it is best to beware of faux information
In the era of social media, it’s so powerful to curb the menace of faux information, and some reports beats the imagination, as we wonder what the peddlers want to gain from it.
For instance, a Twitter user, @KesterEne announced the mentioned calling off of the strike, attaching an outdated picture from a channels TV report on the mentioned subject.
If you look carefully, the report by Channels was made at 8PM on the mentioned date, however the Twitter user @KesterEne made the publish in the afternoon of another date writing
ASUU has called off strike!
Schools will resume 26th of September.
Another Breaking News: BBN will end on Sunday!
Do you still remember your matric number?
Are u ready for exams?
What about your project? You still haven’t finished chapter one. You’re so dead!”
There are so many examples of such mischief makers on social media, and one must be cautious with the place they source for information, and stick to dependable platforms.
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