The management of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has asked students to go home until January, 2018 as a result of the ongoing strike embarked on by Members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non Academic Staff Union (NASU) and the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT).
Public Relations Officer of the university, Mr. Abiodun Olarewaju, in a statement said the Senate of the institution, at its emergency meeting held on Tuesday, approved that the students should proceed on an “End of the Year” break with immediate effect.
The statement reads: “As a result of the unpalatable occurrences occasioned by the strike action of the Obafemi Awolowo University branch of the Non – Teaching Staff, which comprises Non Academic Staff Union (NASU), Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT), the Senate of the University, at its emergency meeting held today, Tuesday, 5th December, 2017, has approved that the Students of the University should proceed on an “End of the Year” break with immediate effect.
Students have until 4:00pm on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 to vacate the hostels, while Parents /guardians have been urged to monitor their wards to ensure compliance with the university’s directive.
The university will resume January 2, 2018.