Resumption Date Remains Unannounced, As ASUU Confirms Commencement Of Leave
The social media community of the Obafemi Awolowo University has been flooded by the anxiety of resumption date and different news broadcast on resumption date for the 2015/2016 academic session. Students have remained in the dark regarding the new date of resumption which have been put to debate since the end of the 2014/2015 Rain semester exams due to several rumours and speculations going round on the 52 working days leave of ASUU.
In a radio broadcast on popular Orisun Fm in Ile-Ife, the chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, OAU chapter, Dr Caleb Aborishade affirmed that they've started their leave since 6th of April 2016, and will end on the 24th of June. He said the leave is necessary for the lecturers to take care of themselves.
However, the University Management has not announced any date of resumption for both freshers and Stale students. Some students however believe that the silence of the Management means they still maintain their stand on the April 24th resumption date for freshers. However, online registration has not started which makes the possibility of resumption of the freshmen in April highly unlikely.
Also, it should be be recalled that May last year the university management granted the Academic Staff Union of University members leave which they rejected and this same union had reached a consensus in their last Congress to embark on the 52 working days leave and was made known to the university community through a communiqué, but it is rumoured that this time the university management disagree with the lecturers on this leave due to the disruption of the academic calendar.
As we await the Management's announcement and confirmation of a new date, students are enjoined to stay calm and debunk any unfounded information on resumption. As it stands now, there is no official date for resumption and efforts to reach both the School P. R. O, Mr Olanrewaju, and the ASUU Chairman have proven abortive. But you can trust OAU Peeps News Agency to continue to keep you updated as events unfold.