Wednesday, 8 November 2017

CRUTECH Students shut down school as they Protest ASUU strike

Students of the Cross River State University of Technology, CRUTECH, Calabar campus were out today dagger drawn against members of the CRUTECH chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, over the decision of the latter to resume indefinitely, a strike action, initially suspended as they press for the payment of earned academic allowances, running into several millions of naira, owed ASUU by the Cross River State Government, among other demands.

The  Vice-Chancellor, Anthony Owan Enoh had tried to  pacify the rampaging students, but it yielded no fruit. 
The students who are of the opinion that, with the second semester examinations just around the corner, the strike action will mean that several final year students will be unable to graduate as at when due.

But ASUU members maintain that this strike action which is internal “… will help us address the reductions and check-up dues which have accumulated massively, irregular payment of our salaries, the complete absence of facilities for conducive learning  and several other things that I cannot mention in a hurry to you people”, as one ASUU source submitted. The strike action will paralyze academic activities in the institution’s four campuses.

SOURCE: Calitown