Bayero University, Kano Postpones Exams To December As Lecturers Protest Half Salaries By Nigerian Government


The Bayero University, Kano State chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has postponed examinations.

The university is set to join the nationwide protest against the payment of half salaries by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.

This was announced in a circular released by the school Secretary, Information and Publication, Bala G. Abdullahi, stating that the BUK ASUU chapter had fixed Thursday to their protest and thus all examinations fixed were postponed till December.

The circular reads: “This is to inform Faculties, Departments and Students that Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has organised a protest scheduled for Thursday, 17th November, 2022, thereby declaring the date free of any academic activity.

“In view of the foregoing, all stakeholders are informed that examinations slated for the affected date are therefore shifted to Tuesday, 6th December, 2022.

“Accordingly, examination misconduct meetings are to hold on Wednesday, 7th December, 2022. Faculties are enjoined to ensure effective compliance of the adjusted timetable.”

On Tuesday, the ASUU University of Jos chapter joined the University of Lagos chapter to protest against the payment of half salaries by President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.

The Buhari administration had insisted on a “no-work, no-pay” policy against public university lecturers while they were on strike for eight months. Consequently, the lecturers were paid half of their salaries.

The aggrieved lecturers were seen protesting on the streets of Lagos State in a video shared on Twitter.

“ASUU UNILAG chapter sing solidarity songs as they hold a one-day protest over the payment of half salaries to members in October,” the video was captioned.

The Chairperson of ASUU, University of Jos, Associate Professor Lazarus Maigoro in a statement on Tuesday said the university’s chapter of ASUU rejected the ‘no work, no pay’ policy and the payment of half of their salaries to them.

He lamented that the government had yet to pay them salaries for eight months.

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