Just In: Umahi Bans ASUU In State, Orders EBSU to Resume Lectures

Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi

The Ebonyii state Governor, Dave Umahi has proscribed every union in the school, including ASUU and other unions in the Ebonyi state University (EBSU) as he commanded the VC to resume school.

This is due to the lingering strike by the union. The State commissioner for Education, Onyebuchi Chima made this known in a statement.

Read below:

Resumption of Ebonyi State University for Old and Fresh Students.

In response to the concerns and call to forestall the prestige of EBSU  by Students, Senior Academics, the University Management and Council; especially on the negative effects of the protracted ASUU  strike on students and parents, the  EBSU students (including freshers), parents and the general public are hereby informed as follows:

1. That the Visitor of EBSU/ Governor of Ebonyi  State, His Excellency Engr Dr David Nweze Umahi FNATE, FNSE  in accordance with the powers vested on him, has today Wednesday 21st October 2020 reopened Ebonyi State University for immediate commencement of academic and non academic activities.

2 That in order to  ensure that academic and non-academic union activities does not negatively affect the  resumption of EBSU  and commencement of academic/ non-academic activities,  all Unions except  the Students Union have been proscribed for the time being in Ebonyi State University.

3. That all teaching and non-teaching  staff are encouraged to resume normal University activities immediately.

4. That all teaching and non-teaching staff shall be paid 80% their monthly  outstanding salaries except those who refused to immediately commence work. Accordingly, the EBSU Management and  SUG are encouraged to keep records of staff that complied and resumed work.

5. That the  Visitor/Governor  of Ebonyi State His Excellency Engr Dr David Nweze Umahi FNATE FNSE has approved  1/2 Billion Naira to EBSU to enable it pay 80% of salary of all  staff in tandem with the condition in paragraph 4 above.

6. That the Government of Ebonyi State ably led by His Excellency, Engr Dr David Nweze Umahi FNSE FNATE sincerely appreciate the sacrifices that EBSU staff are making at this challenging times of the State. As shown during the windfall of the Paris club fund to Ebonyi State, the leadership of Ebonyi State  has also further  promised to continue to show his magnanimity to EBSU – staff and students.

7. That  in furtherance to this magnanimity, His Excellency, Engr Dr David Nweze Umahi FNSE FNATE has approved single digit 300 Million Naira loan to EBSU for the  commencement of SME business to boost their IGR.

8. That the Visitor of EBSU/Governor of Ebonyi Statefurther approved and donated the Ebonyi State Mushroom farm and the Citrus farm to EBSU as part of effort to boost the IGR of Ebonyi State University.

9. That in order to ensure that all the EBSUenvironment are cleaned up for the immediate commencement of teaching and non-teaching activities, the Governor of Ebonyi State, His Excellency, Engr Dr David Nweze Umahi FNSE FNATE has approved the immediate release of Five Million Naira to EBSU Management.

10. That in order to ameliorate the hardship of parents/students in the payment of school fees, the Visitor of EBSU/Governor of Ebonyi State University, Engr Dr David Nweze Umahi FNSE FNATE has approved that EBSU University Management should implement ‘staggered school payment’ system.

11. Overall, all staff and students are encouragedto be law abiding  and to be vigilant in preventing the criminal activities of some individuals who are engaged in destabilizing the peace and progress of Ebonyi State. In this regard, the EBSU Visitor/ Governor of Ebonyi State, His Excellency Engr Dr David Nweze Umahi FNSE FNATE  has resolved to continue to protect and preserve ‘our only University’ and shall from time-to-time hold meetings with staff (teaching/ non-teaching) and students of EBSU respectively.


Dr Onyebuchi Chima Commissioner for Education Ebonyi State.

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