Breaking: ASUU Strike: Abia State University Recalls Students 19th March

Despite the reported extension of the warning strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, by two months, the Abia State University, Uturu (ABSU), has recalled its students.

The announcement recalling the students was made today and signed by the Registrar of the institution, Dr Acho Elendu.


Dr Elendu announced that while students were expected back in school on Saturday, 19th March, registration formalities are to be completed before Friday 25th March as lectures will commence on Monday, 28th March.

The full statement reads:

“The Vice Chancellor, Abia State University, Distinguished Professor Onyemachi M. Ogbulu, on behalf of Management, has approved the resumption for First Semester, 2021/2022 academic session of the University on Saturday, 19th March, 2022.

“Accordingly, all new and returning students are advised to complete their registration formalities on or before Friday, 25th March, 2022 as Lectures will commence on Monday, 28th March, 2022.

“Please, be informed that only bona-fide students of the University who have paid their fees and registered their courses, as appropriate, shall be allowed access to facilities in the University.

“Students, their Parents and Guardians, are to note and be properly guided”, the announcement concluded.

Meanwhile, the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has announced an extension of its one month old strike action by another two months.

In a report monitored in Vanguard, the decision to extend the strike was taken at the union’s National Executive Council, NEC meeting held in Abuja last night.

Although the union has not made any public statement regarding the outcome of the meeting, a source told Vanguard that members resolved at the meeting held in an undisclosed location that the industrial action be extended for two more months.

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