Despite the ongoing strike action by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), students of Kaduna State University (KASU), yesterday, commenced examinations for the 2021/2022 second semester.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai had during a live media chat on local radio stations in Kaduna recently threatened to sack lecturers of the Kaduna State University (KASU) and replace them if they don’t resume.
However, our correspondent who visited the KASU main campus in Kaduna saw students sitting in lecture halls writing the examinations and supervised by officials.
A student who identified himself as Sani Abdullahi, said:” This is our second semester examinations, we suppose to start last week but was shifted to start today Monday because of the three days public holiday declared by the state government to enable residents obtain their voters cards. The strike affected our lectures. We received few lectures.” Efforts to speak with KASU officials were not successful. ASUU had embarked on industrial action to protest poor funding of universities and non-implementation of agreements reached with the federal government.