Okay,this is a worrisome new development. Just when millions of students are gearing up to return back to their respective schools when news filtered in yesterday about the possibility of schools resuming on November 18th. News just came in that some lecturers at the University of Jos have voted for the continuation of the ongoing strike by ASUU in the country.
Chairman of the chapter, Dr. David Jankam who made this known while speaking with a national daily shortly after the congress of the chapter said members did not see any substance in the dialogue with the federal government to warrant calling off the strike.
According to Dr Jankam, “We have just rounded off our meeting, as a matter of fact our members voted overwhelmingly for the continuation of the state strike”.
“I can also confirm to you that five of the eight universities that made up the Bauchi Zone of ASUU has also voted for continuation of the strike, and the general saying is that the federal government has not shown any commitment so far.
“We started the meeting by briefing our members on issues resolved with the federal government in their last meeting with the president of ASUU.
“But in responding to the briefing, our members observed that the main issues that led to the strike were not discussed as part of the meeting in Aso Rock.
“As such my members said president Jonathan is taking them for a ride by trying to divert attention from the core subjects of the strike”
According to Dr. Jankam, “I will now convey the resolve of our branch to our national president in our NEC meeting scheduled for this week. If the majority of the chapter voted for call off, it will ne called off, but if majority of chapters voted for continuation, so be it” said Dr. Jankam.