ASUU Strike: Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) resumes, ...fixes examination for December 16!

The Management of the Federal University of Technology Owerri has resumed and hence fixed the semester’s examination for December 16.

This is in compliance with the directive of the Federal Government for all federal universities to resume academic activities.

The Vice Chancellor (VC) of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Prof. Chigozie Asiabaka, disclosed this in his office while speaking to Channels Television in Owerri the Imo State capital.

He said that the resumption is in line with the directive of the Nigerian government that all university lecturers should resume work on or before December 9. He added that close to 80% of the lecturers have signed in the school register and students are in their revision week ahead of their exams starting in the coming week.

However, there is little students’ presence noticed in the school premises, as some students said that most of their colleagues, who have resumed, were in their hostels and classes revising and reading, ahead of the exam that is slated for December 16.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, FUTO Chapter, Dr. Ikenna Nwachukwu, has faulted the VC’s claims of reopening the school.

Dr. Nwachukwu said that his members were still on strike and that it was only the National Executive Council of ASUU that had the powers to call off strike.