Lecturers of the University of Jos (UNIJOS) have begun an indefinite strike to press home their demands for improved working conditions.
The lecturers, in a statement by F.C. Piwuna, the chairman of the university’s chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, on Friday in Jos, said the union’s National Executive Council, had approved the action.
“The NEC of ASUU has approved our request for total, indefinite and comprehensive strike starting immediately.
“It means that all activities – teaching, supervision, examination as well as statutory and ad-hoc committee meetings – have been suspended,” Mr. Piwuna, a professor, said.
Alhough Mr. Piwuna did not give further details on the reasons for the strike, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt the lecturers’ grievances bordered on, among other things, alleged discrepancies in the payments of entitlements.
The lecturers are also demanding that certain allowances being enjoyed by their colleagues in other institutions be paid to them.