The Obafemi Awolowo University ( OAU ), Ile-Ife, has asked its students to go break for the holidays.
A statement by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Mr. Abiodun Olarewaju, noted that the holidays was occasioned by
the strike called by the Joint Action Committee of the Senior Members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non Academic Staff Union (NASU) and the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT).
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.
The state urged parents /guardians to monitor their wards to ensure compliance with the university’s directive.
The university set January 2, 2018 as resumption date and lectures commence on January 3, 2018.