Authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife on Tuesday have revealed that despite the threats of strike action by a section of the chapter’s Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) lectures are currently on gaining.
The management of the university in a statement by its Public Relations Officer, Mr. Biodun Olanrewaju, implored students, parents, and alumni not to pay attention to the circular.
It should be recalled that The News Beam had reported that Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities commenced an indefinite strike to protest the non-payment of Earned Academic Allowance to members.
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The statement read, “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 actual fact, lectures are ongoing and students are being attended to by lecturers in their respective departments.
“In view of this, parents, guardians, alumni, and friends of the university are assured of the uninterrupted academic calendar, as our students are advised to go about their normal academic activities because there is no cause for concern or alarm.
“In addition, the university management wishes to appreciate the majority of our lecturers who have the interest of the students at heart, and have been teaching and attending to students.”