OAU announces closure over SSANU, NASU strike

Students at the Obafemi Awolowo University have been asked to vacate the school premises for the rest of the year.

The decision by the school’s management follows the ongoing strike embarked on by Members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non Academic Staff Union (NASU) and the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT).

Public Relations Officer of the university, Mr. Abiodun Olarewaju, in a statement said the Senate of the institution, at its emergency meeting held on Tuesday, approved that the students should proceed on an “End of the Year” break with immediate effect.

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The statement reads: “As a result of the unpalatable occurrences occasioned by the strike action of the Obafemi Awolowo University branch of the Non – Teaching Staff, which comprises Non Academic Staff Union (NASU), Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT), the Senate of the University, at its emergency meeting held today, Tuesday, 5th December, 2017, has approved that the Students of the University should proceed on an “End of the Year” break with immediate effect.

“Students have until 4:00pm today (Wednesday, December 6, 2017) to leave the hostels.

“Parents /guardians are urged to monitor their wards to ensure compliance with the university’s directive.

“The university will resume January 2, 2018.”