OAU allays fear over ASSU strike call

Management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has dismissed claim of threat to academic activities on campus, declaring that majority of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASSU) members were not disposed to the call for strike action.

A release by Public Relations Officer of the institution, Mr Biodun Olanrewaju stated that lectures were on-going and students receiving lecturers’ attention in classrooms and departmental offices in all faculties.

“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 view of this, 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,” he said.

Olanrewaju added, “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.”

The Tabloid.net gathered that a circular issued by a section of the academic staff had notified its members to go on strike from Monday, 31st January, 2022.

 

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