FCET Gusau Lecturers Suspend Three-Month Strike

The union decided to call off the strike unconditionally after resolving their issues in a meeting

FCET Gusau Lecturers Suspend Three-Month Strike

Lecturers at the Federal College of Education Technical (FCET) in Gusau, Zamfara State, have unconditionally suspended their three-month strike. The decision was made following a lengthy meeting of union members on Thursday at the college in the state capital.

Mukhtar Abdullahi, a member of the academic union at FCET Gusau, apologized to parents, guardians, and students for the inconvenience caused by the prolonged strike. “We will overcome the long absence of academic activities. Academic activities have resumed, and the full resumption of academics is sacrosanct,” he stated.

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The union decided to call off the strike unconditionally after resolving their issues in a meeting.The strike had sparked protests from a coalition of Zamfara State Civil Society and supporters of FCET, who opposed the policies of the College of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) Chapter. Alhaji Nasiru Garba, representing the coalition, expressed solidarity with Hajiya Hauwa’u Mukhtar Abdul Karim, the only female and indigenous provost of FCET Gusau since its inception in 1988.

He claimed that some union members, opposing the college's leadership, had invited support from union members in over eight states to join their cause.

The suspension of the strike marks a significant development in the ongoing efforts to stabilize academic activities at the college.