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ATBU conducts exams for students despite ASUU strike

One of the students of the university said they do not even know that ASUU is on strike.

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Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University ( ATBU ) Bauchi

(The Nation)

Despite the ongoing Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike action, students of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) are reportedly writing their second-semester examinations.

According to NAN, ATBU students who started their examinations last week continued with the exams when ASUU strike started on Monday, November 4, 2018.

A student who spoke with the news agency said the students of the university do not know ASUU is on strike.

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Prof Ibrahim Abdulrahman Saminu, the Vice Chancellor of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi.

(ATBU)

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“We are in our second week of exams, the exams will be concluded on the 19th of this month November.

“As a matter of fact, we don’t know ASUU is on strike because our exams are going on smoothly. We are only aware of the labour strike which was suspended.

‎”All the same we are begging them to allow us to finish our exams before joining the strike.”

However, the chairman, ASUU ATBU Bauchi chapter, Adamu Babayo, the university would soon hold a congress to decide whether to join the strike or not.

UNILORIN refuses to join ASUU strike

Meanwhile, the University of Ilorin, UNILORIN has refused to join the nationwide strike.

According to Channels Television, the branch chairman of ASUU, Uthman Abdulraheem at the University of Ilorin said UNILORIN didn’t join the strike because the school was not officially communicated to by the union.

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(TheNation)

 

He added that the inability to resolve the alleged sacking of 41 lecturers by the university years ago was responsible for not joining the industrial action called by the national body, Channels reports.

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