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EKSU Resumption Date 2021/2022

EKSU: It is no longer news that the crippling effects of the ongoing National ASUU Strike on the financial sustainability of certain higher institutions is colossal of which our own citadel of learning is no exception.

It is sequel to the above that stakeholders of Ekiti State University amongst which we have the Vice Chancellor and other Principal Officers met on Sunday 21st, August, 2022 to review the situation.

 

This comes after six months ASUU members, EKSU chapter joined the ongoing strike declared by the university lecturers to press for urgent reform of the country’s ivory towers among other myriad of demands.
The university had last week through its Vice Chancellor, Prof. Edward Olanipekun, announced its intention to suspend the nationwide strike in the institution and commenced academic work.

 

Consequent upon this, ASUU’s President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, had made a scathing and derisive comment against the university, describing it as a, “quack and irrelevant university”.
Not pleased with such a debasing statement, the management had risen in defence of the university and called on ASUU’s leader to retract the comment and tender apology.

Speaking in Ado Ekiti yesterday, the Vice Chancellor posited that the resumption was a decision taken by stakeholders of the institution.
“It was a decision taken by the stakeholders about the effect of this prolonged strike on the institution and our position have been made public about our intention to begin work and restore normalcy,” he said.
Also in an explicit statement, EKSU’s Registrar, Mr. Ife Oluwole, said the resumption affects the old students and the newly admitted ones for the 2021/22 academic session.

Oluwole said: “Stakeholders in Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, which included the Vice Chancellor and other Principal Officers, Provosts, Deans, Directors, Heads of Departments, Professors and Officers on grade level 14 and above met on Sunday, 21st August, 2022 to review the situation in the University.
“Stakeholders noted the socio-economic effects of the current strike action embarked upon by the staff unions in the University on other stakeholders (parents, students, alumni and staff) and the plea by the parents.

“It further noted that the industrial action is having negative effects not only on the students but also on the university.
“These include: a) undue prolongation of the academic calendar and the stay of the students on campus; low patronage by candidates seeking admission to the university and inability of staff to meet up with their financial obligations.

Consequently, we are using this opportunity to announce that all newly-admitted students for 2021/2022 academic session have been directed to resume on Monday, August 29, 2022 for screening, registration and orientation programme.

In addendum, we also hope for a resolution on the resumption of our entire students in the nearest future.

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