ASUU Strike 2013 Update: Lecturers Told to ‘Double Their Productivity’

December 20, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Lecturers who are back or going back to work after the ASUU strike was called off are being told to work hard to make up for the months of lost time while they were strike.

The strike was officially called off this week, though some universities aren’t planning to re-start classes until January.

Patrick Obianyo, the chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress in Anambra, said that lecturers should “double their productivity” to make up for the lost time.

The strike began on July 1, costing hundreds of thousands of students more than a full semester of classes.

Obianyo told the News Agency of Nigeria that the strike was avoidable.

“The NLC thanks God for helping us see the end of the strike after a period of nearly six months,” he said. “We want members of ASUU to double their productivity so that we can reduce the extent of damage resulting from the industrial action. 

“The government has shown character and demonstrated faith with the union; it is not cowardice, so students and teachers must justify the gains of that struggle.”

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