The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Sunday dissociated itself from the planned resumption of academic activities at the Enugu State University of Science and Technology.

The union said its attention has been drawn to the announcement by ESUT management that students are resuming academic activities today – November 18, 2013.

It stated this in a statement signed by the Chairman of ASUU-ESUT, Prof. Agu Gab Agu and others.

The union said, “The academic staff of ESUT dissociates itself from the above announcement.”

The statement also read, “While ASUU-ESUT mourns the demise of Prof. Festus Iyayi, a former President of ASUU, it awaits the direction of the NEC on the ongoing strike.”

Meanwhile, a condolence register has been opened for the late Prof. Iyayi at the ASUU Secretariat in ESUT, Agbani Campus.

Prof. Agu described the demise of Iyayi as a big loss to ASUU. “His death was a big loss to the union, the academia and the country in general,” he said.

The ASUU-ESUT boss prayed that God should grant the family of the former ASUU president the fortitude to bear the loss.

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