Lecturers at the Imo state university (IMSU), have pulled out from the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and announced the opening of the university for academic activities.
The Public Relations Officer of the University, Ralph Njoku, who spoke to news men today, September 19 in Owerri, the Imo State capital, said that the Institution’s management has approved the opening of the university, saying that continued delay in opening the Institution would lead to losing so many students, who are desirous of education, especially applicants who were yet to be matriculated.
He said however that the University has no problem with ASUU and that the decision to open its doors for academic activities was to prevent any action to shortchange the next generation.
“The management has decided to open the university for academic activities. We don’t have any issue with ASSU 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.”