The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Obafemi Awolowo University chapter has called the attention of the students over the proposed rain semester examination by the management of the varsity, WEST AFRICA REPORTERS (WAR) can authoritatively report.
In a press release obtained by this newspaper signed by the chapter chairperson Mr. Adeola Egbedokun, ASUU said, “any exam conducted under the arrangement is null and void” as the institution’s academic system has been marred with confusion since the beginning of the strike.
Egbedokun, explained that ” according to the University regulations, a semester must run a minimum of 12 weeks of effective teaching, one week of lecture free and two weeks of examinations” of which has not been the case since the strike by the association’s National Executive Council.
Checks by our reporter show that OAU resumed the 2017/2018 rain semester on Tuesday 2nd October 2018, and five weeks later, ASUU declared nationwide strike that commenced November last year.
Findings from this Newspaper show that OAU Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and Congress of Nigerian Academics (CONUA) are divided. Lecturers from CONUA have been performing their academic responsibilities while ASUU members have not.
According to the university calendar as assented but the university senate, the institution is to start rain semester exam by 14th of January this year which seems blurry as the ASUU members have shown they are not interested in participating in the process.
In a telephone conversation with WAR, Mr. Abiodun Olanrewaju, the University spokesperson, said the rain semester examination will hold as stated.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has been on strike since November last year while the Polytechnic lecturers (ASUP) joined December of the same year.
The lecturers are protesting poor funding of universities and the failure of the government to implement an agreement it signed in 2009 with ASUU to improve facilities and enhance staff welfare at the institutions.