SOME LECTURERS IN OAU FORMS NEW UNION

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Some lecturers of Obafemi Awolowo University have formed a new union called congress of university academics and elected officers to run the body.

The teachers pulled out of the academic staff union on 12 February following a disagreement with the national leadership of the umbrella body for university teachers in Nigeria.

The OAU chapter of ASUU ran into trouble with the national body after the congress of chapter suspended the caleb.

Aborisade-led executive committee during the crisis over the appointment of the vice-chancellor of the university in 2016.

The lecturers had accused the suspended exco of transferring about N11 million to the National body without the approval of the congress.

On wednesday february 28, the new group of the teachers elected a nine-member executive with Niyi summonu as the chairperson, Fayomi Awodele as vice-chairperson, Henry Oripeloye as the secretary and H.A Adefeso as assistant secretary.

A five member electoral commitee headed by a professor, D. O Ogungbile, conducted the election of the new officers on Wednesday.

Speaking after the election, Mr.Ogungblile said the candidates elected met the requirement for the positions after screening, adding that they would be inaugurated Tuesday, march 6.

The Unilorin chapter of ASUU had in February accused the national body of imposition of candidates and vowed to take irreversible and progressive steps if the national body continued the trend.

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