University of Lagos has denied that it has pulled out on the ongoing strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
The strike begun on July 1st, due to the inability of the Federal Government to execute an agreement it reached with ASUU in 2009.
According to earlier reports, UNILAG allegedly fixed a new date for its postponed 2nd semester examination regardless of the ongoing strike.
Our correspondent gathered that the strike started a few days to UNILAG’s second semester examinations.
The report, our correspondent learnt, was convincing because UNILAG was part the universities that voted in favour of the suspension of the five-month-old strike.
The speculation has it that UNILAG would commence its outstanding examination for all students before the Christmas break.
“The proposed exam as reported will be starting on the 9th of December and end on the 24th of December. We want to advise all students of the UNILAG to check it out to confirm,” an unconfirmed report had earlier said.
Apart from the speculation on UNILAG, some universities have reportedly started pulling out of ASUU strike.
Specifically, Adamawa University has pulled-out. Adamawa branch of ASUU, was said to have confronted ASUU national body without due process.
However, a top management officer in UNILAG said the university does not have any plan to pull out of ASUU.
The source said: “We are not pulling out. That is not possible. UNILAG is one of the strongest branches of ASUU and we will not disappoint. We have plans on ground to write the second semester exam, but that is after the strike might have been called off.”
When our correspondent visited the university, there was no sign that examinations will commence soon.
It was observed that dust and cob-webs have taken over most of the classes.
Source: Daily Times
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