THE University of Calabar (UNICAL) branch of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Wednesday announced to the public that the union has reached some understanding, while disclosing that the outcome of the decisions have been sent to the National Executive Council who will announce same.
Dr Edor John, the chairperson of ASUU, UNICAL in a brief interview with newsmen and journalists after its congress at the International Conference Centre said the federal government should as a matter of fact concentrate on solving the challenges rocking ASUU and that the establishment of new faction bodies or unions from ASUU can divide the ranks of ASUU.
In his words, Dr John said: “We can’t give you full details of what briefings transpired in Congress , because it is a process that we will collate and analyse at NEC in Abuja on Thursday.
“But is is a process arising from the intervention of the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Federal Republic of Nigeria , Rt Hon Femi Gbajabiamila to see if there can be an amicable and speedy resolution.
“Some understanding have been reached , some shifting of grounds have been made , so we need to process these at the various organs of the Union and the final resolutions will be taken at NEC when we meet on Thursday.”
The ASUU-UNICAL chairman also added that only the NEC can suspend the strike and not the branches of ASUU.
ASUU has been on strike since February 14, due to unpaid salaries and lack of funds for the revitalization of public universities.