The 2014/2015 academic session examination of the Ekiti State University has been disrupted by the on-going strike embarked upon by the institution’s Academic Staff Union of University, ASUU, over unpaid salary owed.
Though the state government has come out to say, it did not owe the institution any subvention since the present administration came on board; urged the striking workers to return to the classroom in the interest of the students.
The examination was supposed to commence on the 9th of March, 2015; One week after, the students are yet to be mobilized for the exercise. Aside that, academics activities have been on the lowest ebb.
Despite coming on camera to denial any attempt of industrial action by the union, ASUU Chairman in the university, Olufayo Oluodo, said lecturers couldn’t continue to risk coming to work any further until all outstanding arrears are cleared by government
In the midst of the misunderstanding, good news was coming from the university community. The institution’s college of medicine got full accreditation; to a great extent, it showing the commitment of the state government to deliver quality standard of education
In the meantime, the 20th convocation ceremony for 2012/2013 academic session would be concluded later this week. At a briefing, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Oladipo Aina, said 2,973 full-time, 1,411 part-time, 484 sandwich, 1,731 affiliate programme and 307 postgraduate students would be honoured.