ASUU Strike Divides Lecturers in OAU

Members of Academic Staff Union of Universities, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife on Tuesday have embarked on indefinite strike.

The industrial action which was embarked on to press home demands of funding for revitalization of public universities and other issues was announced by OAU ASUU Chairman, Dr. Adeola Egbedookun during the Union's congress.

While Egbedookun  was addressing jounarlists after the  congress, he said,  the reason for the Congress was to declare the national strike of ASUU and the outcome of the congress is that we are resolute.  we are ready and we have commenced the strike.

"The union hereby urge students and lectures to vacate the school until the issue is addressed by the government.

He noted that the strike is to compel government  to address the demands of the Union on funding, release  of forensic audit report on Earned Academic  Allowance and  other things in the University  education.

Egbedookun mentioning the demands of the Union, noted that,  "the strike  is total and comprehensive. No teaching,  no examination, no attendance at the statutory meetings of any kind. We are demanding the release of PFA operational  license  to NUPEMCO, provision of a platform by FG for ASUU to engage governors on universities underfunding proliferation.

However, faction of the union, Congress of Universities  Academics contended against the decision  of ASUU in an interview.

The chairman of CONUA,  Dr. Niyi Sunmonnu told journalists that the union is not bound by the decision of ASUU.

He noted, "Our members are at their duty post.  We are fully on ground to give students lecture".

"Since we are not part of the decision that ASUU is demanding for we cant be part of the industrial action.

He explained that, "Only the school management can declared that students should go home not the responsibility of ASUU.

He urged members and students  to discountenance the decision of ASUU.

When POINTOUT visited some of the classes; the student of Physics  were recieving lecture while a lot of student were going back to their hostels as a result of ASUU decision.
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