By Archibong Jeremiah
Hopes that the Cross River State University of Technology, CRUTECH will soon resume academic activities were dashed today after the staff unions and the students were unable to reach a compromise.
Arising from a joint meeting with the various staff union leaders in the University in respect to the ongoing industrial strike action by the University’s chapter of Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, the students union leaders of the institution comprising of the principal officers of both the executive and legislative arms of the SUG and National Association of Cross River State Students, disclosed to CrossRiverWatch that nothing tangible was arrived at towards ending the industrial action.
Speaking to our reporter, the spokesperson of the delegation, the Students Union President, SUG CRUTECH, Master Idiege, Steven Omang revealed that: “No agreement was reached, which means the strike continues”.
According to him, “They are on strike because of the things we need in school; we tried to put heads together on how to meet the state government to help us end the strike”, promising that “We will visit the Commissioner of Education, the Speaker of State House of Assembly and other relevant stakeholders for help”.
He assured that they as union leaders “we will not be compromised no matter the challenges” as he urged the affected students to utilize the strike period for other meaningful ventures asserting that they will stop at nothing in ensuring that the strike comes to an end.
The staff union leaders present at the meeting include Dr. Nsing Ogar, Engr. S. E. Eworo and Dr. Steven Ochang of Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU. Mr. Ofem Uket and Mr. Declan Oloko of National Association of Academic Technologists, NAATS. Mr. Bassey Eke and Mr. Peter Jack of Non-Academic Staff Union, NASU. And Mr. J. O. Idiege of Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities, SSANU
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