The industrial action that has held down much of Non-academic activities in Varsities across the nation finally, has been suspended and as expected, its ripple effect will be felt by academic activities, which was grossly affected by the strike.
The decision to suspend the industrial action was made known to the public by the National Chairman of the Joint Action Committee (J.A.C), Mr. Samson Ugwoke, after it reached a consensus with the federal government.
By this development, it is expected that all staff members of the Non Academic Staff Union of Universities, NASU, Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU and National Association of Academic Technologists, NAAT which make up the J.A.C, are to resume duties, a directive from the national chairman.
The effect off the suspension has can be noted at the University of Benin, as the offices that has been on lock down since the new year are now been opened for operations, the gates that were on lockdown have also been opened for use since the new development.
Also, academic activities such as practical activities, which where managed by the non-academic staff are expected to resume any moment from now.
The news of the suspension was received with joy in the student community as much of the difficulties in teaching and learning that were caused by the strike will now be a thing of the past.
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