ASUU Strike :OAU Students Vow To Stop Election If…. - EDU-BIZNEWS


Tuesday, May 17, 2022

ASUU Strike :OAU Students Vow To Stop Election If….

Students of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun state have vowed to stop primaries of political parties, if the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU continues 

The students who resumed their protest on Tuesday, converged on the main campus of the University around 7am, displaying  placards, pen and exercise books, claiming that some of their lecturers will be at the blockade to lecture them.

The students as early as 10 am  blocked the Ife-Ibadan express road around which led  to gridlock on the highway, while motorists make use of alternative route to avoid the traffic.

The Students’ Union’s Vice President, Aworanti Grace in an interview with newsmen, stated that the students bodies across the country has warned government over their refusal to meet ASUU demand, saying though election is important but education is more important.

“We have warned government not to allow student move to the streets before resolving their impasse with ASUU. Now that we are here, we will continue to protest untill the schools are reopened.

“We will not allow an enabling environment for any election, especially, the Governorship election in Osun in July as well as the general election next year if the situation is not addressed.

“Also, we want a permanent solution to the crisis, not temporary that will, after three or six months call for another strike or protest for proper negotiation”, she said.

The academic staff in public universities  have been on the nation wide strike since February, over the failure of  the Federal Government to implement agreements reached with the union since 2009

Lately other unions in the university System joined the Industrial action, over none implementation of agreement reached with  their respective unions by government

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