The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has disrupted the ongoing second semester examination for 2017/2018 academic session at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso.
The secretary of the union, Toyin Abegunrin, confirmed the development in a telephone interview.
“The matter is in public domain. Yes we commenced warning strike today,” he said.
A student of the institution who does not want to be identified also confirmed the incident. ‘The exams have been disrupted. We don’t know how long this will linger. I just want to graduate and forget about this horrible institution’, he said expressing disappointment.
Recall that the students had expressed high hopes of uninterupted academic session after going on a 16-month industrial action between 2016 and 2017.
Earlier on Monday, the striking lecturers raised alarm that the institution might collapse over infrastructural decay in the institution, nonpayment of workers’ salaries and shortage of manpower by the state government of Osun and Oyo.
“Presently, suffering and uncertainty of survival means have become the abiding companions of staff members. After the alarm raised in (the) said release by the Union, one would expect that a sensitive government would have responded positively towards averting the looming crises.”
Abegunrin said nothing was done by the two governors, Rauf Aregbesola and Abiola Ajimobi on all the promises of the University Governing Council that led to the suspension of the previous months strike.
“It is saddening to report that up till now, the members of staff are being owed 10 months salary, promotion arrears, among other allowances.”
“We called on members of the public, up till now, no response of any sort was received”, he said.
Meanwhile, all efforts to get the reaction of the university management were unsuccessful as at the time of filing this report.