OAU slams ASUU over strike


The Obafemi Awolowo, Ile-Ife, has described as a lie the claim that the nationwide strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities had crippled academic and administrative activities in the institution.

The university noted that despite the strike, the institution, between December 11 and 14, 2018, successfully held its 43rd Convocation Ceremony for the 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 graduating sets.

Aside from that, OAU pointed out that even the various statutory meetings of the university did not suffer, while it also hosted several important conferences.

It urged its students not to panic, assuring them that the 2017/2018 Rain Semester examinations would hold as scheduled, despite the strike.

“No form of interruption, whatsoever, have academic activities including teaching, learning and research, suffered since the strike began,” the university said in a statement on Tuesday.

The school said it would not be held to ransom by less than 20 striking lecturers out of the over 1,300 academic staff population in the university.


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