Lecturers of the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU), Igbariam, Anambra State has refused to join the recently announced strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and have resumed academic duties.
The decision was reached by lecturers of the university after a meeting led by Prof Osita Chiaghanam on Tuesday. During the meeting, members of the union passed a vote of confidence on the management of the university, adding that the administration of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Greg Nwakoby has fulfilled staff expectations.
The lecturers stressed that ASUU has benefited from the rapid infrastructural development in the university by having its secretariat roofed by the university management. They reiterated the fact that staff welfare has been prioritized to a scale that is unprecedented.
The lecturers stated clearly that they have been participating in the academic activities of the university since resumption, adding that some students had also commenced examination. They further lashed out at the Prof Aniebo-led ASUU, calling on him and his executives to quickly resign from office to give way for genuine union struggles.
It will be recalled that Chairman of ASUU in the institution, Prof Okey Aniebo had announced that lecturers in the university would not resume for duty as the institution reopens, lamenting deplorable salaries and lack of basic learning facilities CHECK HERE TO READ MORE