We can reliably inform that since 2.00 pm today, Tuesday, November 8, 2017, students of the Cross River State University of Technology, CRUTECH, Calabar campus have gone head to head with members of the CRUTECH chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, over the decision of the latter to resume indefinitely, a strike action, initially suspended as they press for the payment of earned academic allowances, running into several millions of naira, owed ASUU by the Cross River State Government, among other demands.
While attempts have been made by management led by the Vice-Chancellor, Anthony Owan Enoh and Governing Council chairman, Emil Inyang, to pacify the rampaging students, some of the students who spoke to www.calitown.com maintained that with the second semester examinations just around the corner, the strike action will mean that several final year students will be unable to graduate as at when due. But ASUU members maintain that this strike action which is internal “… will help us address the reductions and check-up dues which have accumulated massively, irregular payment of our salaries, the complete absence of facilities for conducive learning and several other things that I cannot mention in a hurry to you people”, as one ASUU source submitted. The strike action will paralyze academic activities in the institution’s four campuses.
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