The management of Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti (EKSU), has announced that academic activities in the institution would resume on Tuesday, May 24.
Bode Olofinmuagun, Head, Directorate of Information and Corporate Affairs, EKSU, made the disclosure in a statement on Monday in Ado-Ekiti.
The management said it took the decision to resume academic activities at its meeting held on Monday, May 23.
It stated that the meeting discussed the impact of the ongoing national strike by all the four staff unions as it affects the university vis a vis academic and other activities.
The management said it noted the pains being experienced by students and parents as a result of the protracted industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
“It noted further that one academic session (2021/2022) of admission is still outstanding, while the second semester of the 2020/2021 academic session is yet to be concluded.
“Moreover, the admission process for the 2022/2023 academic session will commence soonest.
“Consequently, management decided to reopen the Institution for normal academic activities in the interest of the students, parents, guardians and indeed the society at large as well as the survival of the university,” it noted.
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In a similar decision, the management of Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma, Edo State, on Monday May 23, 2022, directed students of the institution to return back to campus despite the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
ASUU embarked on strike on February 14 over the non-implementation of the agreements signed with the Federal Government.
The union extended the strike by another three months on May 9.
In a circular signed by the university Registrar, Ambrose E. Odiase, the management directed the students to return to the campus on May 26.
The circular read, “With reference to our earlier circular No. AAU/REG/CIR. 100/VOL.VIII/40 dated 18th March 2022 directing all students to vacate the Halls of Residence on or before midnight on Tuesday, 22nd March, 2022, the University Management, on behalf of Senate, has reviewed the said directive and directed that students should return to campus on Thursday, 26th May, 2022.
“Consequently, all returning students for the 2020/2021 session are hereby informed that the Halls of Residence would be opened on the above-mentioned date.
“This circular is for the information and compliance of all students of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma.”