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ASUU declares ongoing examinations at Kaduna varsity illegal, demands cancellation

ASUU declares ongoing examinations at Kaduna varsity illegal, demands cancellation

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ASUU declares ongoing examinations at Kaduna varsity illegal, demands cancellation

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has declared the ongoing examinations at the Kaduna State University (KASU) a violation of the rules and regulations governing the conduct of examinations in academic institutions.

The union made this position known via a statement by the Kano Zone, insisting that whatever examination conducted under the current arrangement must be re-conducted to ensure the sanctity of the process.

The university had on 2 August resumed academic activities since 14 February when its academic staff joined a nationwide industrial action declared by the national leadership of ASUU over unaddressed demands placed before the government.

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, had earlier threatened to sack all the lecturers who refused to resume, saying the striking lecturers had no disagreement with the state government but the federal government.

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Kaduna State University was established in 2004 by the Kaduna State Government with the promulgation of Kaduna State Law Number 3.

However, the university’s ASUU members joined the nationwide strike to protest the dwindling fortunes of university education in Nigeria, especially the challenges of poor funding by the government, and poor staff welfare, among others.

Mr El-Rufai issued the threat after more than five months of what he described as solidarity action by the institution’s workers, calling on them to resume immediately or have their employment terminated.

On 1 August, the national leadership of ASUU announced the extension of the more than a five-month-old strike by another one month, accusing the Nigerian government of insensitivity.

ASUU declares ongoing examinations at Kaduna varsity illegal, demands cancellation

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