ASUU Strike: UNIBEN reacts to alleged resumption

The University of Benin (UNIBEN) has denied speculations that it has backed out of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU strike.

The Institution in a statement on Wednesday by its ASUU branch Chairman, Dr. Ray Chikogu, said the chapter was irrevocably committed to executing the strike to a logical conclusion.

The statement read: “The leadership of the University of Benin Branch of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has read with amusement, a piece of information purporting that the UNIBEN has backed out of the ongoing ASUU strike and that the university will resume normal activities on Sept.

“The branch is more than aware that the intelligentsia has a moral obligation to rescue public tertiary education.

“For us, it’s no retreat, no surrender. We have no doubts whatsoever that the verdict of history will be on the side of ASUU.”

UNIBEN urged students to disregard speculation that it has pulled out of the ongoing national strike and intends to resume academic activities.