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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

“We will not join ASUU strike” – OAU Vice Chancellor

Obafemi Awolowo University

The Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile- Ife, Eyitope Ogunbodede, says teachers of the university are not taking part in the indefinite strike declaredby the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, on Monday.




According to the vice-chancellor, the lecturers of the university have no interest in the strike and would thus continue with their academic activities.

“OAU is not on strike. As at today, no lecturer has told me that they want to go on strike. We are not participating in any national
strike,” Mr. Ogunbodede said.
“If they tell me they want to go on strike, then it is a different case, As such, I must have seen that all of my academic staff want to go onstrike.
“In OAU, we have ‘unions’; neither of the two has told me they want to go on strike so we are not joining any strike at all.”

The Academic Staff Union of Universities split into two factions in OAU in 2016 after a group of the teachers announced the removal of Caleb Aborisade as the union’s chairman, due to a crisis over the appointment of Anthony Elujoba as acting vice-chancellor of the university.

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