*warns parents to keep students at home
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The University of Ibadan Chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Wednesday warned students at the distance learning Unit of the institution to ignore any resumption directive from the unit’s management.
ASUU in a statement by the Institution’s ASUU Chairman, Professor Ayoola Akinwole, noted that the union members are on total and comprehensive strike as directed by the National leadership of the Union.
Professor Akinwole asked parents of students at the Distance learning unit of the University of Ibadan to keep their wards at home as there was nothing like the purported resumption at its distance learning Unit.
According to Professor Akinwole, ASUU members would not be available for both physical and virtual teaching at the Distance learning centre, adding that the
Academic Staff of the institution are solidly prosecuting the strike which is aimed at getting the best resources for training, teaching, research and better welfare for her members from the federal government.
“The attention of the leadership of ASUU-UI has been drawn to mischievous news in circulation with insinuation that UI has pulled out of the ongoing ASUU Strike due to the management of the University of Ibadan Distance Learning Centre announcing resumption of academic activities”, he said
Professor Akinwole added, ” this is to inform the general public that the ongoing ASUU strike is still fully in force in the University of Ibadan. Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, University of Ibadan branch are on the comprehensive, total and indefinite strike of our Union in conformity with the directive of the National Executive Council (NEC) of our Union.”
“As such, members of ASUU, University of Ibadan branch will not be available for teaching (both physical and virtual), examination exercises, and attendance of statutory meetings of any kind until the National Executive Council (NEC) of our Union directs otherwise”
Prof Akinwole maintained that” ASUU-UI members remain resolute in the quest to rescue the Nigerian Public University system”.