The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has dissociated itself from the planned resumption of academic activities at the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) on 18 November.
A statement from the chairman of ASUU-ESUT, Prof. Gab Agu, in Enugu on Sunday said the union’s attention was drawn to the announcement by authorities that students would resume academic activities on Monday.
“The academic staff of ESUT dissociates itself from the above announcement.
“While ASUU-ESUT mourns the death of Prof. Festus Iyayi, a former president of ASUU, it awaits the directive of the NEC on the ongoing strike,” it said.
Meanwhile, a condolence register has been opened for the late Iyayi at the ASUU secretariat at the Agbani campus of the school.
Agu described the death as a big loss to the union, the academia and the country in general.
The ASUU-ESUT boss prayed God to grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss. [NAN]