ASUU Crisis: Ajasin University Chapter Reject Call To End Strike

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AAUA’s ASUU chairman, Busuyi Mekusi

Professor Femi Mimiko, Vice Chancellor of AAUA

Adekunle Ajasin University at Akungba-Akoko
By SaharaReporters, New York

The local chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) at Adekunle Ajasin University at Akungba-Akoko (AAUA) has dissociated itself from the purported resumption of academic activities in the institution.

AAUA’s ASUU chairman, Busuyi Mekusi, registered his chapter’s dismay in a terse statement released to reporters in Akure, the Ondo State capital.

Since last month, the union and the management of the university have been feuding over efforts to call off the strike.

In an apparent strategy to force the hands of the striking lecturers, the university’s Vice Chancellor, Femi Mimiko, on Wednesday asked students to report for academic activities next Monday. He stated that the school portal will be open for registration.

In a statement, the registrar of the school, R.B. Olotu, said, “All the students of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, are hereby informed that academic activities of the second semester of 2012/2013 session truncated as a result of the ASUU national strike are to resume on Monday, 25th November, 2013 with the continuation of registration on the University portal (http://portal.aaua.edu.ng).” The statement added, “Lectures are to start on Monday, 2nd December, 2013.”

In a swift reaction, Mr. Mekusi said the academic staff union members were still part of the ongoing national strike embarked upon by its union to press home their demands. He urged members to disregard any strategy by the administration to pull them into abandoning the struggle, adding that the union was still negotiating with the Federal Government over the contentious 2009 agreement.

“The union wants to make it abundantly clear that it would resist every tyrannical propensity to intimidate and harass its members,” he said in his statement.

The ASUU chapter chairman urged both the students and other members of the institution to be steadfast until the present position is reviewed by National Executive Council (NEC).

Babatunde Akinsola
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Babatunde Akinsola is aNaija247news' Southwest editor. He's based in Lagos and writes on the Yoruba Nation political issues, news and investigative reports

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