We Are Fully on Strike, Keep Your Children at Home — UI ASUU Tells Parents

The University of Ibadan Chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has declared that the academic staff of the institution are on total and comprehensive strike, as directed by the national leadership of the union.

The union then advised parents and the public against releasing their wards for the purported resumption at its distance learning unit.

The institution’s ASUU Chairman, Professor Ayoola Akinwole, who stated this in a release said that her members would not be available for both physical and virtual teaching.

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He pointed out that they are solidly prosecuting the strike, which is aimed at getting the best resources for training, teaching, research and better welfare for her members from the federal government.

The ASUU boss advised parents to keep their wards with them at home expressing optimism that the ongoing strike, will yield results that will make public university education better.

The statement read: “The attention of the leadership of ASUU-UI has been drawn to mischievous news in circulation with insinuation that UI has pulled out of the ongoing ASUU strike due to the management of the University of Ibadan Distance Learning Centre announcing resumption of academic activities.

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“This is to inform the general public that the ongoing ASUU strike is still fully in force in the University of Ibadan. Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, University of Ibadan branch are on the comprehensive, total and indefinite strike of our union in conformity with the directive of the National Executive Council (NEC) of our Union.

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“As such, members of ASUU, University of Ibadan branch will not be available for teaching (both physical and virtual), examination exercises, and attendance of statutory meetings of any kind until the National Executive Council (NEC) of our union directs otherwise.

“ASUU-UI members remain resolute in the quest to rescue the Nigerian Public University system.
Thank you.

“ALUTA Continua, Victoria Ascerta”, the statement added.


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