ASUU shuns LAUTECH’s directive to commence academic activities

 By Opeyemi Babalola

Spurred by the recent directive given by the management of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH) to return to classroom for academic activities, the Academic Staff Union of Universities, LAUTECH branch, has stated that no lecturers will engage any students of the school on campus.

In a statement on Friday, the ASUU chairman, LAUTECH branch, Dr. Biodun Olaniran, who made this known on behalf of the academic union, reminded that the ongoing industrial action was affecting all public universities in which the school is also part of.

The statement read in part, “As you are aware, the LAUTECH branch of ASUU is involved in the ongoing, twelve weeks roll-over strike action by our union called to draw the attention of the Federal Government to implement the Memorandum of Action signed with ASUU in 2020. The MoA encapsulates all that needed to be done to make our public universities (Federal or State) internationally competitive.

“The decision to embark on this action was duly communicated to the university administration and it has not been vacated. As clearly stated by our union, the ongoing strike action embarked upon by ASUU is not targeted at any vice-chancellor, university administration, students, or any group within or outside thesystem.

“Once again, it must be emphasised that the strike action has not been reviewed in any way. It must also be stated that the administration pays attention to the subsisting demands of the branch to ensure a conducive industrial atmosphere in LAUTECH even after the suspension of the nationwide strike.

“We, therefore, urge the parents, guardians, students, and general public to note that our members are not in a position to conduct any academic activities while this ongoing action lasts.”

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