The management of Ekiti State University (EKSU) Ado-Ekiti has announced the resumption of academic activities amid the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
The institution announced that academic activities would resume on Tuesday, May 24.
Bode Olofinmuagun, Director of Information and Corporate Affairs issued a statement to that effect. He said the management of the institution took the decision to resume at a meeting on Monday.
Olofinmuagun disclosed that the management discussed the impact of the ongoing strike by all the four staff unions.
According to him, the administration was concerned about the pains experienced by students and parents.
He explained that one academic session of admission (2021/2022) is still open, and the second semester of 2020/2021 is still open.
The statement read, ” The management of Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti (EKSU), at its meeting held today, 23rd May, 2022, discussed the impact of the ongoing national strike embarked upon by all the four staff unions as it affects the university vis a vis academic and other activities.
“The management noted the pains being experienced by students and parents as a result of the on-going protracted industrial action.
”The management noted further that one academic session (2021/2022) of admission is still outstanding, while the second semester of the 2020/2021 academic session is yet to be concluded. Moreover, the admission process for the 2022/2023 academic session will commence soonest.
“Consequently, in the interest of the students, parents, guardians and indeed the society at large as well as the survival of the university, management decided to reopen the institution for normal academic activities with effect from Tuesday, 24th May, 2022.”
ASUU had on February 14 declared a one-month warning strike to protest the non-implementation of its demands by the federal government.
On March 14, the union extended the industrial action by eight weeks, citing the government’s failure to fully address its demands.
The union thereafter extended the strike by another 12 weeks.
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