WOTHAPPEN Reports That Lecturers under the aegis of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) were paid half salaries for the month of October by the federal government.
The federal government paid them for 18 working days in the month of October.
Lecturers and senior members of ASUU, who spoke to Punch revealed that the government only paid half salaries.
ASUU called off its eight-month-old strike on October 14, 2022. Lecturers were encouraged to resume back to work by the union on that same day.
Speaking with our correspondent, a senior member of the National Executive Council, said, “We were only paid for the days after the strike. I received a half salary. Other members are angry right now, they are blaming the NEC for calling off the strike.”
Another member, who confirmed the development, said, “Yes, it is true, I received half salary. It seems the government is set to kill unionism in the country but we are ready for them.”
ASUU strike: We have not cancelled any admission – JAMB
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has made it clear that the board has not cancelled or deferred any admission to Universities, Polytechnics, or Colleges of Education as a result of the strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.
Professor Ishaq Oloyede, the Registrar/Chief Executive of JAMB, confirmed this.
Oloyede revealed this shortly before he opened the National Executive Council, NEC, meeting of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions, NASU, in Abuja.
He said that the onus of taking students lies in the individual universities.
According to him, some schools are still in their 2020/2021 session, others are in the 2021/22 academic session. And some other schools are in their 2022/2023 session.
Nonetheless, he advised candidates to interact with the schools to know the particular session they are running.
Oloyede maintained that JAMB has not cancelled any admission for any session and that no admission by the board has elapsed or will elapse.
He advised students seeking admission to contact the school of their choice on their current session.