The trending campus gist has it that Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) has finally suspended their three-month-old strike after series of failed negotiations between ASUU representatives and Federal Government (FG).
But from the look of things and based on recent press release by ASUU, the strike was suspended to enable students who registered to vote within school environments to be able to cast their votes.
As the strike has been suspended (and not categorically called off as it seems to be), University students and members of University Staff who registered to vote within/around campuses will be able to exercise their franchise come the general election holding holding next week and in the first week of March 2019.
In addition, ASUU has ordered her members (lecturers) to go back to classes; we are yet to ascertain if ASUU and Federal Government have come to a common agreement or ASUU is just considering the plight of students who would be disenfranchise if the strike had continued.
We are hoping that the strike won’t be continued after election; and that normal academic activities will continue.