Anglophone crisis: UB union leaders suspend strike

Leaders of the University of Buea Chapter of the National Union of Teachers of Higher Education, SYNES-UB, have suspended indefinitely a…

Leaders of the University of Buea Chapter of the National Union of Teachers of Higher Education, SYNES-UB, have suspended indefinitely a strike action initiated on November 21, 2016.

Prof. James Arrey Abangma and Sango Martin, respectively President and Vice President of SYNES-UB, announced the suspension in Buea, Friday March 24, after resurfacing from their hideouts. The officials said they were suspending the strike and calling on students of the University of Buea to return to lecture halls under “extraordinary circumstances.”

While suspending the strike, SYNES-UB insisted government should release members of SYNES-UB and university students arrested in connection to the ongoing crisis. The outfit also urged the authorities to ensure the proper implementation of the resolutions of the Inter-Ministerial Ad Hoc Committee.

In order to ensure the smooth resumption of classes, SYNES-UB called for the restoration of internet in the affected regions as well as the demilitarization of the academic community.

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