According to information reaching us today, which says that academic activities have commenced at the Ebonyi State University in Abakaliki (EBSU) following the return to work directive to lecturers, issued the authorities of the academic institution.
According to an authoritative News Agency of Nigeria who visited the Ebonyi State University (ebsu) on the 3rd of December 2013, also observed that lectures were going on in virtually all departments at the three campuses of the school.
At the College of Agricultural Sciences, students were also seen receiving lectures while others were either loitering or discussing in groups inside the school campus.
The correspondent, who also visit the Department of Animal Sciences and Law Faculty, also spoke with some students who said that they received lectures in the morning.
“We have started lectures since last week, even now we just received lectures but I don’t know about other departments,” Okechukwu Mbam, a second year agriculture science student said.
Likewise, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English, who also spoke on condition of anonymity, said that lectures commenced last week at the academic institution, adding that students were gradually returning
“I also taught my students twice last week. The school is bubbling and the students are gradually returning.
“We came back to school based on the directive of the school management even before the Federal Government’s directive,” he said.
NAN recalls that the authorities of the University had on Nov. 25, announced the resumption of academic activities in the Institution.
Lecturers in the University as members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU had participated in the strike until the directive from the authorities of the University.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Francis Idike, had explained that the resumption of academic activities was in the interest of both students and staff of the Institution.
Idike said the resumption was to recover the ground the Institution lost to earlier closure in February and the nationwide ASUU strike that followed.
“The University has set up a monitoring committee to assess the level of compliance at the three campuses of the Institution,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo, which resumed for a new academic session for 2013/2014 in October did not participate in the ASUU strike because it was not yet affiliated to the union.
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