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BY JOHN WERU,NAIROBI,9TH DEC 2017-Students studying in public universities have a very reason to smile after University Academic Staff Union (UASU) called off the lecturers strike that has paralyzed learning for the last one month.
The drastic decision announced on Saturday follows a move government to bow to pressure and commit to paying the lecturers dues.
The National treasury will be releasing KSh3.5 billion owed to the lecturers with negotiations on demands stipulated in the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) 2013-2017 slated for December 18.
Resume lecturing immediately
However the University lecturers have bee asked resume teaching with immediate effect as the third semester is already far much spend with students having missed out on learning time.
Addressing the press UASU Secretary General, Constantine Wasonga, said the resolve to call off the strike was based on negotiations agreed upon to uphold the 2010-2013, and conduct further negotiations for the 2013-2017 CBA on December 18. “I am glad to announce that the strike is officially over,” Wasonga declared amidst celebration from accompanying union members.