The Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Nnamdi Azikiwe University (ASUU-NAU), Dr. Steve Ufoaroh, has said shutting down the university and establishment of a monitoring team to ensure the enforcement of the strike action is inevitable.
While speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Ufoaroh said academic programmes, lectures, and practicals had been put on hold in submission to the one-month warning strike.
“Any academic programme that involves our members has been suspended and you know it is a rolling strike. At the end of the one-month warning strike, if nothing changes, it will continue,” he noted.
As regards the school hostels, the varsity Don advised that the management of the institution should dismiss the students from the hostels for security reasons.
In another report, the Vice President, Nnamdi Azikiwe University (NAU) Students Union, Ifunaya Okoye pointed out that the matriculation of the new intakes and the final year students’ projects are being affected by the ASUU strike action.
As reported by NAN, lectures have been put on hold, classes, and offices locked, and all academic activities suspended. Nevertheless, school hostels are still open as students living on campus are still occupying them.
The Student Union Administrator further expressed their discomfort as regards the strike but called on the Federal Government to do the needful to avoid delaying the students and encouraging them to commit crimes as a result of idleness.