OAU ASUU: Most lecturers not on strike, lecture ongoing — Management

The management of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun state, has allayed students and parents fear following the announcement of an indefinite strike by the OAU chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

NewsWireNGR had earlier reported that the union after its congress on Monday, January 31, 2022, noted that after several attempts to ensure the matter was resolved, the University showed no serious commitment.

The resolution signed by OAU ASUU Chairman, Dr Adeola Egbedokun reads; “Congress noted that there was no serious commitment on the part of the University to effect payment of EAA to deserving members.

Reacting, the schools public relations officer, Abiodun Olarewaju said; “The attention of the Management of  Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, has been drawn to a circular issued by a section of the academic staff, ASUU, calling on its members to go on strike, beginning from Monday, 31st January, 2022.

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“The University Management is using this medium to inform the general public, particularly our students, their parents or guardians, that overwhelming majority of the academic staff in OAU are NOT ON STRIKE neither do they have the intention of going on any strike action. In actual fact, lectures are ongoing and students are being attended to by lecturers in their respective departments.

“In view of the foregoing, parents, guardians, alumni and friends of the University are assured of uninterrupted academic calendar, as our students are advised to go about their normal academic activities because there is no cause for concern or alarm.

“In addition, the University Management wishes to appreciate majority of our lecturers who have the interest of the students at heart, and have been teaching and attending to students”.

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