Following the directive by the Federal Government’s that all academic staff in all federal universities should resume work on December 4th, which was later extend to 9th December or be sacked. The University of Jos Chapter of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) said Wednesday that it will not resume lectures until it receives a directive from its national officials to that effect.

The chapter also added that it will not go back to class even after the expiration of the extended deadline given by the federal government.

Speaking at a press briefing at the union’s secretariat in Jos, Chairman of the ASUU Unijos chapter, Dr David Jangkam said majority of the 1012 union members at Unijos were not bothered by federal government’s sack threat.

Jangkam said “ASUU, University of Jos chapter, wants to categorically state that we cannot be cowed or perturbed by the threat from the Minister of Education and other agents of government; we remain resolute and committed to the struggle and shall not waver from the strike until government does the right thing.”

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