- Bayero University Kano (BUK) has temporarily suspended ongoing First Semester Undergraduate examinations and academic activities for the 2022/2023 session due to the NLC/TUC nationwide strike
- The university's acting registrar, Amina Abdullahi Umar, issued a statement assuring students that examinations would resume once the strike concludes
- The nationwide strike was initiated following the alleged assault on NLC President Joe Ajaero by the Nigerian police
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Kano - The management of Bayero University Kano (BUK) has suspended all ongoing First Semester Undergraduate examinations and other academic activities for the 2022/2023 academic session.
The varsity's management announced this in a statement signed by the acting registrar, Amina Abdullahi Umar, and posted on its official Facebook page.
Legit.ng gathers that the action was taken due to the nationwide strike embarked upon by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC).
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Remain calm, BUK tells students
Meanwhile, the university urged all students to remain calm and await further directives.
“It should be noted that the ongoing examinations are half-way through and as soon as the strike is over, the examinations would continue,” the statement added.
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In line with labour's directive, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), on Monday, November 13, directed its members to join the strike.
NLC/TUC strike: Lecturers union CONUA refuses to join
Meanwhile, the Congress of Nigerian University Academics (CONUA) has clarified that its members are not participating in the current nationwide strike.
“As at the moment of putting together this release, the TUC with whom CONUA submitted affiliation request has not communicated this position on strike action to it," the union said.
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