Fear Grips OAU Students As Mass Protest Rocks Campus Over Scheduled Examination

The students of Obafemi Awolowo University , Ile Ife, yesterday evening gathered in their numbers to protest against the semester examinations for 2017/2018 academic term. “Any examination conducted below this scenario is null and void”— ASUU OAU#OAUPeeps pic.twitter.com/APdoytpgPk — OAUPeeps agency (@OAUpeeps) Jan seven, 2019 in step with the university calendar, students are expected to begin examinations on Mon, January 14, despite the strike of the educational workers Union of Universities (ASUU) that has denied the scholars of being properly educated. The ASUU within the college had warned the establishment against conducting examinations once seventy per cent of the courses haven’t been educated. Lecturers of the university are divided over the strike as those of them within the parallel Congress of Universities teachers (CONUA) refused to affix within the nationwide strike of ASUU, that Naija News recollects began on Gregorian calendar month four. The management of OAU is additionally intent on institutionalising a stable educational calendar, despite the very fact that students in some departments haven’t been receiving lectures for the past 2 months. However, the scholars of the establishment, when a public meeting unionised by the Students’ Union Committee, resolved to start up a peaceful protest against what they labeled , ‘stubborn and inconsiderate’ authority. the scholars marched from one hall of residence to a different. Speaking throughout the protest, a student World Health Organization spoke below the condition of obscurity to avoid mistreatment aforementioned, “ i’m in my final year at Electrical and Electronic Department and that we failed to have the minimum of twelve weeks teaching and one obligatory lecture free week before we will proceed to examination as provided within the university rules. The management shouldn’t within the name of stable calendar jeopardize the lives of students”. Another student aforementioned, “Some department have fastened lectures for Sat and Sunday. Yet, students are expected to be within the examination hall on Mon. we tend to are protestant not as a result of we tend to are lazy however as a result of we tend to are involved students. The university ought to stop legalising unlawfulness.” “We haven’t taken seventy per cent of lectures, as ASUU began strike within the fifth week”. Citing land Department as example, a a hundred level student World Health Organization failed to wish his name on print puzzled however examination can hold for courses they weren’t educated for once. “ There are regarding seven or eight lecturers taking EGL102 and 5 of those lecturers are members of ASUU. Among these 5 is that the organiser of the course therefore World Health Organization can set question. of course 2 literature courses examination are off for those in three hundred level.” Why not address this to the varsity administration? appears to Pine Tree State sort of a clever means of throwing the buck at the feet of scholars. Haven’t students suffered enough? ASUU still needs to use them as a pawn in what’s a clearly a stupid battle. — Timi (@ul_tim_8) Jan seven, 2019 meantime, the university management, during a statement signed by its Registrar, Margaret Omasule , warned the scholars against boycotting or partaking in any action which will disrupt the examination and stable educational calendar agenda.

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