The strike embarked upon by the Academic
Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Rivers
State University of Science and Technology
chapter, has paralysed academic activities at
the institution.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports
that lecturers in the university embarked on
the strike to protest alleged refusal of the
State Government to rescind its decision on
the re-appointment of Prof. Barineme Fakae
as Vice Chancellor of the university.
The union claimed that there was pressure
on Gov. Chibuike Amaechi to circumvent
due process in the appointment of the vice
The union had earlier recommended that
Amaechi should appoint a vice chancellor
from the best three candidates who
emerged during the screening exercise.
A Myschoolcomm correspondent who
visited the university reports that academic
activities had been halted with students
loitering around the campus.