- Some state-owned universities have not joined the ASUU strike as the industrial actions of the academics enter the 204th day
- States whose universities did not join the industrial action included Osun, Oyo, Lagos, Rivers, Delta, Akwa Ibom, Anambra
- The federal government has also vowed, on Monday, September 5, to deploy all strategies to end strikes in the country's tertiary institutions
About 10 state-owned universities are not taking part in the industrial action declared by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
When did ASUU begin its strike?
On February 14, the academic union announced a one-month warning strike, but the warning strike has entered six months and was recently declared indefinite by the union.
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Last week, ASUU declared a "comprehensive, total and indefinite strike", which turned the six-month-old strike into a major national crisis.
This is as the union argued that the federal government had failed to meet up with his demands.
On Monday, September 5, the federal government promised to end the culture of industrial actions in Nigerian tertiary institutions.
But as the ASUU strike entered its 204th day, some state universities' lecturers attended classes and gave lectures.
Below is the list of the universities that are not on strike:
- Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rivers state
- Rivers State University, Port Harcourt
- Delta State University, Abraka
- Osun State University
- Technical University, Ibadan, Oyo state
- Chukwuemeka Odumekwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam, Anambra
- Kwara State University, Malete
- Lagos State University, Ojo
Schools reopening: States where pupils may not resume despite 7.5m increase in out-of-school children
Legit.ng earlier reported that as the federal government sets dates for Nigerian pupils to return to school following their long break, about 9 states may not open their schools for the children to return to class
This is a result of terrorist and bandits activities in the northern part of the country, and nine of them are mostly affected
According to UNESCO, Nigeria's out-of-school children have increased from 12.5 million in 2021 to 20m in 2022