University of Jos lecturers begin indefinite strike
Lecturers of the University of Jos, Plateau State have begun an indefinite strike to press home their demands for improved working conditions.
The lecturers, in a statement by Prof. F. C. Piwuna, the Chairman of the university’s chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, on Friday in Jos, said ASUU’s National Executive Council had approved the action.
The statement said: “The NEC of ASUU has approved our request for total, indefinite and comprehensive strike starting immediately.
“It means that all activities – teaching, supervision, examination as well as statutory and ad hoc committee meetings – have been suspended.”
Though Piwuna did not give further details on the reasons for the strike, the News Agency of Nigeria learnt that the lecturers’ grievances border on, among other things, alleged discrepancies in the payments of entitlements.
The lecturers are also demanding that certain allowances being enjoyed by their colleagues in other institutions be paid to them.