The University of Nigeria, Nsukka has said it expects students and lecturers to back for academic activities on Saturday, October 22, 2022.
ASUU;The announcement follows the suspension of the eight-month industrial action of the Academic Staff Union of Universities on Thursday, October 14, 2022.
ASUU embarked on strike on February 14, 2022, and suspended the strike on October 14, 2022, eight months after.
The UNN, in a memo dated October 14, 2022, and signed by its Ag. Registrar, Dr. A.N. Egbosionu, directed all students to return to campus on Saturday, October 22, adding that lectures would continue for the yet-to-be completed 2020/2021 academic session on Monday, October 24.
According to the memo, lectures will run for five days, from Monday, October 22, to Friday, October 29, and revision will follow from Monday, October 31, to Friday, November 4, 2022.
Second semester examinations are to commence from Monday, November 7 to Saturday, November 26, 2022.
The university also stated in the memo that the 2021/2022 academic session will commence on Saturday, December 3, 2022.
More universities have continued to announce their resumption dates, as some others await resolution from their chapters’ congresses.
This is sequel to the suspension of the eight-month strike embarked upon on February 14, by the Academic Staff Union of Universities on Friday.
The management of Bayero University, Kano, has announced October 24, 2022, as the resumption date for academic activities.
A statement by BUK’s Deputy Registrar, Public Affairs, Lamara Garba said the university’s management, after its meeting, on Thursday, October 13, 2022, approved the resumption date.
“Consequently, students are to resume academic activities with effect from Monday, October 24, 2022,’’ the statement stated.
University of Nigeria
Similarly, the University of Nigeria, Nsukka has announced October 22, as the resumption date for academic activities.
A memo signed by the university’s Registrar dated October 14, indicated that students are to return to campus on Saturday, October 22, 2022, while lectures for the second semester will resume on Monday, October 24.
Usmanu Danfodiyo University
However, ASUU Chapter, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, has disclosed that the union is waiting for the outcome of the school Senate meeting on the resumption of classes.
The chapter’s Chairman, Prof Muhammed Almustapha, said, “Based on the rules and regulations guiding university education, academic activities can only resume after the meeting of the Senate where school calendars will be approved accordingly.”
Other universities who have announced their resumption dates following the suspension of the strike by ASUU include Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye – October 17, 2022; Bayero University, Kano – October 24, 2022; Alex Ekweme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike – October 24, 2022; University of Nigeria, Nsukka – October 22, 2022; and Federal University Owerri – October 17, 2022.
Others are Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike – October 17, 2022; Sule Lamido University, Karfin-Hausa – October 31, 2022; University of Port Harcourt, Port-Harcourt – October 17, 2022; Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa – October 30, 2022; Federal University, Dutsin-Ma – October 16, 2022; Federal University, Lokoja – October 24, 2022; Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko – October 17, 2022, and Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso – October 17, 2022.