ASUU strike update: UNILAG students support anti-strike faction

by Oke Efagene



The ongoing ASUU strike has recently led to a stiff disagreement between the ASUU officials and the school authorities of the University Of Lagos (UNILAG) over possible resumption date.

A faction of the UNILAG chapter of ASUU are of the opinion that the strike should be called off by January, 2014, while another faction believes that the school should remain closed until the strike is called off nationwide.

[READ: UNILAG ASUU crisis deepens as lecturers bicker over resumption]

The students of the institution have however, shown their eagerness to resume school next week as they express their support for the anti-strike  faction of the school’s Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

According to reports:

In an interview with the Nigerian Tribune on Wednesday, a final year of the Faculty of Arts in the university (names withheld), expressed her regret at the elongated strike and how it would prevent her from graduating at the expected time.

“We were supposed to be mobilised with the NYSC batch A in March but that is no longer certain. We are just being delayed unnecessarily,” she said. Four other students, in a group interview, also disapproved the strike, as it was the students who were being affected the most, while pointing out that the students had lost a semester to the strike.

It will be recalled that on Monday, controversy began to trail the continued participation of UNILAG in the nationwide ASUU strike as some lecturers in the institution gave the branch of the union an ultimatum, that elapses this week, to resume. 

The UNILAG ASUU leader, Dr Karo Ogbinaka, however, insisted the university’s continued participation in the strike until it is called off nationwide.

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