OAU Sends Students On Forced Break
The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife on Tuesday directed students of the institution to embark on an "End of the Year break”.
This is as a result of the industrial action embarked upon by the non-academic staff of the institution, comprising non-academic workers under the aegis of Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU), Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), and National Association of Academic technologists NAAT, OAU branches.
According to a statement, the spokesman for the Institution, Abiodun Olarewaju, the directive to begin the break was reached at the emergency meeting of the School's Senate.
The Students have been asked to vacate their halls of residence latest by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, 6 December, 2017.
They are expected to be back in school on 2 January, 2018.
"As a result of the unpalatable occurrences occasioned by the strike 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, 5 December, 2017, has approved that the Students of the University should proceed on an "End of the Year" break with immediate effect.
“Accordingly, the general public, particularly the Parents and Guardians of our students have been asked to note this latest development and ensure that their children and wards are prevailed upon to comply with this directive.
“Consequently, the students are expected to resume on Tuesday, 2 January, while lectures commence on Wednesday, 3 January 2018.
“While we pray for journey mercies for our students to their respective destinations, we also wish them a Merry Christmas and Prosperous 2018.”
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