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ASUU: LASU reveals when lecturers, students will return to class

The Lagos State University, LASU, chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has said that lecturers of the institution will resume work on Monday.

Dr Tony Dansu, Secretary of LASU Chapter, said on Friday in Lagos that the development was as a result of the suspension of the three-month strike embarked upon by the union since Nov. 4, 2018.

NAN reports that ASUU had on Thursday, Feb. 7, suspended the over three months strike following a “palatable agreement” it reached with the Federal Government.

The union’s demands include: a shortfall in salaries of some Federal Universities’ workers and lecturers, unpaid Earned Academic Allowances and the revitalisation of projects that were part of the 2009 agreement among others.

“We have called a congress for Monday by 11 a.m. and we shall officially inform our members to resume work at the congress.

“Academic activities will commence on Monday immediately after the congress,” the union leader said.

Meanwhile, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, the Vice-Chancellor of LASU, has in a statement, welcomed students of the institution back from the ASUU nationwide strike that paralysed academic activities in most public universities in Nigeria.

Fagbohun said academic activities for the ongoing session in the university resumes immediately as the semester and session had been overstretched.

“This explains why we all must fully work together to get the LASU academic calendar back on track.

“We urge our world-class students to earnestly do what is expected of them in the areas of course registration and payment of school fees.

“Also in preparation for examination as we cannot afford to further drag our academic calendar,” Fagbohun said.

He appreciated the unwavering commitment and selfless service of the university workforce to the LASU project.

The vice-chancellor said the university was looking up to its staff in every department, unit, faculty, directorate and centre to provide leadership and work towards ensuring that all academic and administrative activities hit top gear immediately.

“At this time, very distinguished colleagues, LASU needs us to once again rise to the occasion and show unprecedented efficiency and effectiveness.

“The LASU story has never been about easy starts or luxurious journeys.

“Our history has been that of a university community, blessed with hard working staff and creative students who are capable of turning even the most unlikely situations around.

“We are a community that has emerged stronger from our challenging times and we are now building a prosperous and peaceful university,” he added.

Fagbohun also urged members of the university community to collectively push the frontiers, stand up for the ideals of its founding fathers and ensure that no bottleneck is allowed to draw the institution back in any form.

ASUU: Nigerian students make fresh demand

The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, on Saturday appealed to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to further extend the Feb. 11 deadline for collection of Permanent Voter Cards, PVC.

The National Public Relations Officer of the association, Azeez Adeyemi made the appeal in a statement made available to newsmen in Abeokuta.

He said that the extension became necessary considering the fact that most of the students who would be returning to school registered for their PVCs within the school environments.

“NANS sees this call as imperative due to the just-suspended strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

“Most Nigerian university students will be returning to the school environs where they registered for their PVCs to pick them up.

“We recall that INEC had revealed in its statistics of the eligible voters, ahead of the 2019 general elections, that over 22 million voters are Nigerian students.

“As such, this cumulates to an approximate of 35 per cent of the eligible voters.

“It is obvious that the duty towards promoting and protecting the country’s democracy lies in the hands of Nigerian students,’’ he stated.

Recall that the ASUU had on Thursday suspended its three-month old strike, called to demand for revitalisation of universities, academic earned allowances, issuance of Universities Pension Management Company and other issues.

Adeyemi called on Nigerian students to, as a matter of national interest, return to their school environment where they registered, to collect their PVCs.

He said that it would avail them the opportunity to partake in the coming general elections.

The NANS spokesperson noted that the National President of NANS, Bamidele Akpan, had directed that all students must play active roles in ensuring successful general elections.

INEC had initially fixed Friday Feb. 8 as deadline for collection of PVCs but shifted it to Monday, Feb. 11, to allow more people to have theirs ahead of the elections which begin on Saturday

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