Reactions Trail Suspension of Strike by ASUU

Some students and business operators at the University of Ibadan have reacted to the eight monthly strikes suspended by the University striking lecturers.

A Master Student of Microbiology, Ridwan Adeagbo, 500 Level Student of Crop Protection and Environmental Biology, Dorcas Kayode and a 600 Level student of Veterinary Medicine, Joshua Akinniyi said the strike should have been called off rather than being suspended.

The students, who said they were ready for academic work, however, lamented the delay, saying they were not morally and mentally motivated for academic stress as their academic calendars had been affected.

Two business operators in the institution, Mr Christian John and Segun Oke said the suspension of the strike represented the restoration of their business activities.

They urged the government to urgently do the needful to forestall a repeat of the strike by the lecturers.

When contacted, the Chairman, the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, U.I Chapter, Mr Abiodun Omisore said the union had some local issues yet to be resolved.

Mr Omisore added that his members would join their counterparts in the academia, the moment lingering issues affecting SSANU are resolved.

Radio Nigeria however, observed that none of the ASUU executive members in the University was on the ground for an interview.

Aside from classrooms that were still under lock, students’ halls of residence were empty while grown bushes were visible in and around the campus.

Rotimi Famakin

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