ASUU Strike: Nigerian Students Reject Court Order, Says “Judgement Betrays Equity” | GOVERNMEND

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Nigerian students have kicked against the decision of the national industrial court directing ASUU to call off its over 7 months of industrial action The students described the court decision as a betrayal of equity, stating that the government has failed in its responsibility to manage crises in the country According to the students, the court cannot force the lecturers back to classrooms when it cannot order the government to fund the university

The students argued that the federal government shouldn’t have dragged the Academic Staff Union of the Universities (ASUU) to court.

“And, we want to state categorically that the court cannot force members of ASUU back to lecture theatres,” the students added.

“And, as it stands today, with that court judgment, we maintain that the court has not resolved the problem and we reject the judgment in strong terms. The court could have said that the Federal Government should go and pay rather than say that lecturers who are on strike should go back to classrooms.

BREAKING: Court orders ASUU to end strike. ASUU have been directed by the national industrial court to return to classrooms nearly seven months of lecture boycott The industrial court sitting in Abuja gave the verdict on Wednesday, September 21, noting that national interest is at stake Justice Polycarp Hamman invoked section 18 of the trade dispute act, which empowered the court to order an end to the strike when national interest is at stake

Source: Legit media

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