With few days left to the proposed resumption date of academic activities in Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU); the university management has resolved that resumption holds as earlier scheduled; despite the consistent agitation by the NASU, SSANU, NAAT union members on campus.
Speaking with OAU peeps news agency; university public relations officer, prof.I.A Aransi affirmed that the resumption dates remains 2nd January; and cannot be altered the end of the year break has been; terminated, students should resume, he; further added.
When asked as whether the university has already found a way to effect the ongoing joint non teaching staff protest; prof, Aransi said the students should leave them for the management to handle.
Also while speaking with our correspondent, the OAU NASU chairman; comrade Odewunmi said the Union doesn’t recognize the resumption date. In his words we were; not involved; when students given break; we don’t know anything about the resumption.
He further added that he cannot advice students to either resume or not; as they do not have any issue with the school management; but the federal government indefinite strikes still continues, students resume we will try our best; to see that academic environment is conductive for them; but we cannot guarantee that as we are working with the order from Abuja.
He further said; it will be recalled that; senate of the university declared an end of the year break; to student on December 5th, 2017. As a result over the unpalatable occurrences occasioned by the indefinite strike of the Obafemi Awolowo University; branch of non academic staff union (NASU) senior staff association of Nigerian universities (SSANU); and the national association academic technologist (NAAT); against the federal government over alleged disparity in the disbursement of earned allowance; to all the staff unions in Nigerian universities .
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