ASUU STRIKE: management shuts down UI indefinitely

The management of the University of Ibadan on Thursday ordered the indefinite closure of the institution due to the prolonged strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

Earlier this week, the union had extended its ongoing warning strike by eight weeks due to the federal government’s failure to honor the agreement reached by the two sides.

The institution’s Registrar, Ms. Olubunmi Faluyi, announced the management’s decision in a special bulletin to students.

The university management ordered the students to leave their residence halls with immediate effect.

UI is the second university to order students off campus after the University of Benin (UNIBEN).

The notice read: “Management, at its meeting on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, deliberated on the ongoing industrial action launched by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), which had now been extended by eight (8 ) weeks.

READ ALSO: UNIBEN closes campus indefinitely due to ASUU strike

“As a result, the University’s academic activities have become paralyzed.

“Accordingly, the Vice-Chancellor, on behalf of the Senate, has ordered the University closed until further notice.”

Faluyi, however, said postgraduate students who had paid their tuition fees and undergraduate students on industrial attachment or practical training are exempt from the vacation notice.

“These students should go to the office of the Dean of Student Affairs to arrange accommodation.

“A new recovery date will be communicated in due course.

“The management wishes our students a safe journey to their various destinations,” the notice added.

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