The Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Jos chapter, Plateau State, Dr. Christopher Piwuna, has said that incessant strikes by the union have been instrumental to the institution’s growth over the years.
Piwuna who spoke on Sunday in Jos noted that the strikes distractions, frustrations and uncertainties are actually painful, but the university and its students are always the better for it.
Piwuna, whose chapter had consistently shut down the university over a myriad of issues with management, claimed that the school owed most of its developmental strides to such strikes.
He said that, the university, through numerous strikes of the body, was able actualized new hostels at one of its campus and other renovation comfort and safety of the students.
According to Piwuna, the industrial actions influenced the school’s management to equip laboratories and also secured hazard allowances for those working in them.
He said, “We have also fought and forced management to build many lecture halls which boosted the teaching and learning atmosphere in the school.”
Piwuna said that ASUU had also demonstrated its commitment to boosting quality learning by building a lecture hall with a capacity for 1,000 students.
He described the strikes as natural and responsible reactions to a system that had relegated education to the background, assuring that the union would remain on its feet until education is given deserved attention.
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