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ASUU Strike: FUTA Announces School Resumption Date




ASUU Strike: FUTA Announces School Resumption Date

The management of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) has announced the resumption date for the continuation of the 2020/2021 academic session.

Naija News reports that the academic calendar of public universities in Nigeria was interrupted in February 2022 after the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), declared an indefinite strike to protest their unmet demands by the government.

ASUU, however, in a statement released last week Friday announced the suspension of the strike and directed its members to resume.

In this regard, FUTA Registrar, Richard Arifalo, announced on Thursday that lectures leading to the completion of the First Semester at the varsity would resume on Monday, October 24, 2023.

The varsity Don said all students are expected to be on campus from Sunday, noting that the resumption date was given at a special meeting of the Senate held on Wednesday.

Arifalo on behalf of the school, wished all students a safe trip as they return to the campus.

UN Speaks After Indians Attacked Nigerians, Others

The United Nations on Wednesday called for peace following a fracas during a football match in India that led to a clash between the citizens and other African students including Nigerians.

Naija News reports that the Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres expressed optimism that India will preserve the ideals of Gandhi.

The UN reminded the Indians that the founding fathers of the UN Charter followed the ideologies of Mahatma Gandhi who embodied the message of peace, non-violence, and tolerance.

Although Antonio made no reference to the unsavoury incident, he urged the Indians to create a more peaceful and inclusive world for everyone.

“Let us work together for the next 75 years to create a more peaceful, just, sustainable, and inclusive world for all. And I trust that India will give a fundamental contribution for that to be possible,” Guterres said in a statement yesterday.

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