The management of Imo State University (IMSU) has announced their withdrawal from the lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and is set to open the university for academic activities to continue.
This was made known by the school management to the general public yesterday in Owerri, through Ralph Njoku, the Public Relations Officer of the university.
According to the PRO, the decision of the school management to withdraw from the strike is as a result of the delay that the students, especially those who are yet to matriculate will face if the strike going they continue to delay.
Ralph Njoku said the school has no issue with the academic union, but that the decision to withdraw from the strike was to protect anything that will limit the next generation of students.
In his words, Ralph Njoku said: “The management has decided to open the university for academic activities. We don’t have any issue with ASUU, we just open the school for academic activities. Lecturers who are willing will now come to start lecturing.
“We decided that we don’t want to shortchange our next generation. Just like the 2022 applicants, we have not even matriculated them and we are coming up with 2022/2023. If we keep delaying, we will lose so many people who are desirous of university education. So, we felt it is time to hold the bull by the horn.”