Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) chapter of the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) has condemned the disruption of its congress by the students of the institution.
The Chairman of the ASUU, UNIPORT chapter, Austen Sado, expressed regret over the disruption by the students.
Some placard-bearing students had gained entry into the union’s meeting venue, disrupted the meeting while singing solidarity themes.
Sowari Dikibo, President of the Student Union Government of the institution stated that “We heard the lecturers were planning to go on strike. We also heard that they were planning to withhold the release of our results for the last semester.
“We don’t want that to happen. We want four years to be four years and nothing more. The situation whereby students stay more years in school because of strikes must come to an end.”
Sado, while reacting to the incident, described that action by the students as the height of impunity for students and security to deny lecturers their rights, adding that the meeting was the usual ASUU Congress where issues affecting lecturers were meant to be discussed.
“We know where this is coming from and that is because the students would not have come here on their own without the backing of the university management. They even gave them security to stop our meeting,” Sado stated.
However, the spokesman of the institution, William Wordi, denied the allegation.
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