UI: Lectures remain uncertain as ASUU strike continues

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[Ibadan]–Lectures might continue to be on hold at the University of Ibadan from tomorrow, as the ongoing strike by institution’s chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), might be extended beyond plan by the Union.

Recall that THE PAGE had earlier reported that ASUU-UI had embarked on a week warning strike to press home their demands on issues of illegal pension deductions, fractional salary payments and non-payment of supervision allowance.

The warning strike which commenced on 4th April, 2017, was supposed to be called off on April 11, 2017.

However, in a phone call with THE PAGE correspondent as at 6:59pm on Tuesday, the Chairman of ASUU-UI, Dr. Deji Omole, has said that there is uncertainty as regards calling off the strike as agreed.

He said that until the Union meets tomorrow,  April 12, 2017, and decides the next step, the strike continues.

“The update is that for now we are still on strike. Until we meet tomorrow, we will decide”, he said.

It should also be remembered that at the commencement of the week warning strike, Deji Omole had said that the Union might embark on a total strike should the University management fail to resolve all pending issues.

“The congress of the union maintains that the failure of the university administration to satisfactorily resolve all the issues, will force the union to proceed on a comprehensive and total strike,” Omole had said.

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