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We are not on strike-ASUU-LASU cries out

Posted: Apr 18, 2015 at 11:45 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Seyi Taiwo-Oguntuase / Reporter, Lagos


Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Lagos State University (LASU) chapter has cried out that the union is not on strike neither any other union in the institution is on strike.

The union is also calling on the authorities to end the open-ended recess declared for reasons of the general strike.

Chairman of ASUU-LASU, Dr. Adekunle Idris while addressing newsmen at the Ojo campus on Friday said since the university bulletin has announced the commencement of a recess in respect of the general election since March 23, calling on staff and students to vacate the campus immediately, the management has not announced the date of resumption.

“Till date, over three weeks after the illegal recess was declared, the university administration has kept our students at home. It is now six days after the last general elections, resumption date has not been announced,” he said.

Dr. Idris added that the union maintains that declaring an open-ended recess and aborting academic activities without Senate approval is illegal in a university system.

“Worse still, declaring a recess for the purpose of elections when all other universities in the country remained in session including Lagos state owned institutions is unexplainable.

“Since the elections ended Saturday, April 11, we have lost another week of academic activities without any pronouncement of a resumption date. The union is disturbed by this disregard for the academic calendar of the university which will automatically affect the quality of graduates to be produced,” he added.

Dr. Idris further stated that to later collapse the academic calendar without regard for the adequate coverage of curriculum just so as to push out graduates and have a record of so many convocation ceremonies done is not in the interest of the students and the society.