Posted on Thu 10 Jan 2019, 02:09 PM

Despite the warning issued by the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU to Obafemi Awolowo Univewrsity Ile Ife against conduction examinations, the students of the school have been reassured that the management of the school has put all machinery in motion to ensure nothing interrupts the conduct of the 20178/2018 rain semester exam.

As reported by Vanguard, Mr Abiodun Olanrewaju who is the University,s spokesperson said,
“It is very expedient to issue this press statement not only to make this clarification but also to emphasize the readiness of the university to conduct the examinations as scheduled, contrary to the falsehood which the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife branch has been peddling about on the true position of things on OAU campus.” 

The statement reads: “Certainly, it will amount to gross deceit to claim that the current strike has been effective at OAU.    It will not be out of place to describe the strike as the most ineffective, ever, in the history of OAU as academic and administrative activities have continued unabated.  There is no form of interruption, whatsoever, have academic activities including teaching, learning and research, suffered since the strike began.

“The general public is quite aware that the 43rd Convocation Ceremony for the2015/2016 and 2016/3017 graduating sets of the University was successfully held from Tuesday, 11th to Friday, 14th December, 2018.

“Even statutory meetings of the University such as senate, Administrative Staff Committee meetings, Appointments and Promotions Committee (A&PC) meetings, Development Committee meetings, Junior Staff Committee meetings and the Procurement Committee meetings all held as scheduled. “In addition to all these, the University played host to several national and international conferences including a very unique one on the Application of Information and Communications Technology to Teaching, Research and Administration held from the 11th to 14th November, 2018.

“Many professional bodies visited for collaboration or accreditation purposes, and the University received a substantial number of important guests.

“All these would not have been possible without the full cooperation of the academic members of staff who ASUU mischievously claimed had been on strike in OAU!” 

“Our esteemed parents, guardians and other stakeholders should please note that it is no longer the intention of OAU to cancel academic sessions as had been in the practice in the past.

“The truth is that the OAU community has realized that incessant strikes compromise standards and has spoken with a very loud voice to reject this archaic model as an instrument for conflict resolution in modern citadels of learning.” 

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