Boycott Postgraduate Activities, ASUU Tells Unijos Lecturers

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The University of Jos chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has directed its members to boycott all postgraduate (PG) activities in the institution.

The directive came from the Chairman of ASUU in the university, Associate Prof. Lazarus Maigoro in a withdrawal notice issued on Wednesday.

According to Maigoro, the decision was informed by the failure of the university management  to implement the sharing formula that would take care of payment of the lecturers taking courses at postgraduate level.

Maigoro revealed that the sharing formula was approved by the university’s council in 2016.

The notice read, “Our National Executive Council (NEC), at its meeting of May 27, held at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Akwa, approved the request of our branch to withdraw all services from PG programmes, with effect from June 20.

“The approval was granted due to refusal of the university to implement the Council- approved 2016 PG sharing formula for paying teaching of PG courses, which is a product of the 2016 MoU which our union signed with the university management.

“By this notice, our members will not participate in teaching and supervision of theses and dissertations, examinations, seminars, defence of any kind, whether at PG school, faculties, departments and units, mark scripts, compile PG results and so on.

“All members are hereby directed to comply, as sanctions shall be applied on any violator.”

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