Lecturers of the University of portharcourt, UNIPORT, have defied directives by the authorities to resume academic activities.

The authorities had issued a statement announcing Monday this week as the resumption date for 2012/2013 second semester academic activities in the university.

But the local ASUU leadership ignored the directive.

As a result the school has remained shut.

The Uniport chapter of ASUU rose from a meeting at the ‘Abuja’ campus of the university, yesterday, with a resolution to continue the strike

Speaking exclusively to liveschoolnews.org, the Chairperson of the union, Prof. Antonia Okerengwo, said that the strike would continue.

“We sang our solidarity song today at our congress. The hall was full. Lecturers were at the meeting,” she said.

Some students who spoke with our reporter, said they were around to see if the lecturers were ready for them.

They said they were resident in Port Harcourt. “We just came around to see if things had taken shape in the school. Some of us live in Port Harcourt, so we will be going back today. Our friends in other states will depend on us for information on resumption,” they said.

Liveschoolnews.com.ng reporter who went round the school yesterday observed the presence of student and a few lecturers.

Although most of the lecture halls were empty as at the time of visit, students were seen milling around the premises.

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