The fate of university students now hang in the balance as the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has directed its various branches to put on hold the proposed emergency congress today meant to take final position on the strike. SUN Newspaper reported.
Naijinfos.com learnt that the various branch congresses were scheduled for today Monday to decide on the on going five week old strike after the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Abuja on Thursday and Friday.
The national body of the union at the weekend sent signals to branch chairmen to put on-hold the proposed meeting thus prolonging the industrial action.
On Wednesday, University of Lagos, Lagos State University, University of Ibadan, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Federal University of Technology Akure, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi and Federal University of Technology Minna voted for continuation of the strike while
The following institutions voted for suspension: Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) Ago Iwoye, Ogun State, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto and University of Port Harcourt.
It is now unclear when the branch Congresses meetings will hold. But the minister of education Adamu Adamu earlier say that they reach an agreement with the striking lecturers and they would soon resume the strike.