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Half Salary: UNIJOS Cancels Sit At Home Order, Lecturers Resume

 

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The University of Jos (UNIJOS) branch of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has cancelled its sit-at-home order and has resumed academic activities.

The development follows an earlier instruction by the branch of ASUU ordering its members to stay at home because of the payment of half salaries by the federal government.

Naija News however learnt that activities have resumed fully at the institution after about a week of protest.

The ASUU Chairman of the university, Professor Lazarus Maigoro, in a statement, said the resolution to go back to lecture rooms was based on the outcome of the meeting by its national body.

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According to him, after being briefed on the outcome of the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting that was held on November 7, 2022, its members resolved to vacate the sit-at-home decision.

The statements read, “You will recall that at our congress meeting of November 4, 2022, members resolved to sit or work from home in view of the half salary paid to our members for the month of October, which cannot take them to their places of work, having stayed for more than eight months without salary in as much as they really want to work.

“Our branch resolution, of course, was subject to the final decision of our national body.

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“However, after receiving a briefing at our National Executive Council meeting on November 7, 2022, our members resolved to vacate the sit-at-home decision while also reaffirming our commitment to the ability of our principal officers to handle the matter appropriately.

“This implies that our members are fully back to work on campus.”

Meanwhile, Naija News reported earlier that the institution’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof Tanko Ishaya has appealed to lecturers to resume.

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The VC begged the university’s lecturers to please consider the plights of students and parents and return to lecture rooms.

Naija News reports that lecturers of the institution have opted to teach students from their homes due to the financial constraints they face.