Academic Activities Resume At University of Abuja
Academic activities resumed at the University of Abuja yesterday, after about three weeks of its closure.
The school was closed for Easter, students’ protest against the suspension of some faculties in the university but the holiday was prolonged, causing anxiety among students.
A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) who monitored the resumption in Gwagwalada reports that students were seen either receiving or waiting for lectures at their various lecture halls.
A cross-section of the students called for the amicable resolution of dispute between the institution’s chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Vice-chancellor, Prof. James Adelabu.
A 300-level Business Administration Student, who pleaded anonymity, said the threat by ASUU to embark on strike over grievances with the Vice-chancellor would be against the interest of the students.
He, therefore, called on ASUU to embrace peace and resort to the use of other means rather than strike to address the dispute.
In a related development, a 400-level Public Administration student who also pleaded anonymity commended the university management for its efforts in resolving the crisis on the campus.
She called for commitment on the part of the federal government and the university management to “ensure that the suspended faculties were accredited within the six months period given by the Vice Chancellor.
The students, therefore, called for a good working relationship between ASUU and the Vice chancellor to enhance development in the university.
NAN recalls that the federal government, on April 3, announced the suspension of faculties of Medicine, Engineering and Veterinary Medicine, which sparked off protest among the students.