UNIPORT Announces Resumption, to Begin Lectures Next Monday
The University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) has heeded the Federal Government order for all federal universities to suspend the ongoing industrial action of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
Speaking in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, spokesman of the university, Dr. Williams Wodi confirmed that the school has already been reopened while lectures will commence on 9th December 2013 in spite of the ongoing strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
According to Wodi, the decision to reopen the campus was taken in line with the directive of the Committee of Pro-Chancellors, was endorsed by the Senate of the university at an emergency meeting on Tuesday.
'The Committee of Pro-Chancellors met and directed Vice-Chancellors to reopen their universities. Our Senate approved the directive and we have complied', Wodi said.
'We didn't call off the ASUU strike; rather; we only reopened the university to academic activities. And lecturers who return to classes will get their full entitlements. Some lecturers, irrespective of the ASUU stance, have indicated interest to resume work and so, we are not saying that every lecturer must return to class'.
He revealed that even while the national executive of ASUU was negotiating with the Federal Government, students were calling for resumption of academic activities.