Lecturers at the Bayelsa State-owned University, Niger Delta University (NDU), Ammassoma in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the State has called off its four months old strike action.
The decision to call off the strike action followed the meeting and the formal signing of a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, between the Bayelsa State government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Niger Delta University chapter.
Confirming the development after a joint meeting of ASUU and officials of the State government at the House of Assembly Complex in Yenagoa, the Chairman of ASUU, NDU Chapter, Dr Stanley Ogoun, and the State Commissioner of Information and Orientation, Honourable Jonathan Obuebite, expressed satisfaction with the contents of the MoU, assuring that, they will ensure strict compliance with the various provisions of the document, as it affects them.
The ASUU Chairman, who commended the state government’s mediating team headed by Dr Seiyifa Koroye, pointed out that, part of the agreement it reached is to improve on the infrastructure and other facilities needed to properly position the University for optimum result and recognition in the comity of Universities.
We gathered that official school resumption date has been scheduled for September 2nd, 2016 and without further delay, the GST examination will come up on September 19th while main examination is scheduled to start on September 26.
Matriculation of Year One Student is also set to come up on September 10.