The management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife has said the nationwide warning strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) planned to start on Wednesday will not hinder the ongoing examination in the institution.
This development was communicated after the acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. Anthony Elujoba met with departments’ Heads and other senior members of the institution. “Following the meeting of the acting Vice Chancellor and all Heads of Departments, Readers and Professors in the university, Monday, 14th November, 2016, it has been resolved that the ongoing 2015/206 Harmattan Semester examinations will progress as scheduled,” the Registrar, D. O. Awoyemi said.
In the meantime, the embattled chairman of the OAU chapter of ASUU, Dr Caleb Aborisade has reportedly told the leadership of the Association of Campus Journalists (ACJ) in OAU that the members of his union will tomorrow, Tuesday take a position on the planned warning strike in its congress scheduled for 10:00am. “...that is their [OAU Management] own headache, we will hold a congress tomorrow and declare our strike as the custom of ASUU,” Aborisade told a correspondent of ACJ OAU.
OAU Peeps News Agency had earlier reported that ASUU will embark on a 7-day warning strike, starting from Wednesday this week to press home for some pending and new demands from the federal government. If by any means activities are halted by ASUU’s action, it will be the first interruption of academic calendar under Elujoba’s administration of the institution.