ASUU Strike: University of Jos lecturers to suspend classes until full salaries are paid

ASUU Strike: University of Jos lecturers to suspend classes until full salaries are paid

Academic Staff Union Universities (ASUU) members at the University of Jos Chapter have said that they will not teach unless their withholding salaries are released.

This resolution was announced on Friday evening by Dr Lazarus Maigoro, Chairman of the UniJos ASUU branch.

Some professors alleged they were only compensated for 15 days of work.

No work until pay: The UniJos ASUU Chapter noted that part of the agreement reached with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, was that 50% of their withheld salaries would be paid with immediate effect. To this end, lecturers insisted they will not return to the class until those demands are met.

  • “As we speak, only 17 days prorated October salary was paid to our members by the office of the Accountant General of the Federation
  • “Given the bottleneck on the payment of backlog of salaries, the congress of ASUU at the University of Jos met and resolved to stay at home until the withheld salaries are paid.
  • “We are not on another strike, though. For the avoidance of doubt, our members are back to work, willing and ready to teach but are unable to work.”

What this means: Dr Lazarus Maigoro further explained that this means students who resumed classes will have to wait indefinitely until lecturers are paid withheld salaries. 

  • “Based on the revised academic calendar for the 2020/2021 session approved by the Senate of the university, lectures should have started, but the lack of payment of salaries has constrained our members from going to the classrooms to teach’’ the statement added.

ASUU ended strike: Recall that last Month, the Academic Staff Union of the University (ASUU) suspended its 8-month-old industrial action conditionally. They also urged the Federal Government to consider the adoption of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) platform for the payment of salaries of university lecturers

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