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University of Ibadan – student protest

The state chapter of the Non-Academic Staff Unions of the University of Ibadan which is still ongoing has caused pandemonium in the education sectors among the educational stakeholders and the persistent hardship been experience by the student on daily basis in the university environment.

The strike embarked upon by the Non-Academic Staff Unions of the University has rendered the functionality of the institution responsibility to the students on campus.  Daily activities have been grounded at the University of Ibadan due to the strike.

Students protests that they are currently facing hardship because of the strike, that there was no water and electricity light on campus, that the staff in charge of the responsibility has abandoned their duty post.

That the strike which the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and National Association of Academic Technicians (NAAT) embarked upon has caused serious daily hardship on the students

That SSANU, NASU and NAAT commenced indefinite strike on March 10 to protest against shortfalls in payment of salaries and unlawful deduction in staff pension since December 2016 till date.

The hardship experienced by some of the students on campus was that daily living was becoming unbearable due to their inability to regular access to water and constant supply of electricity in their various hostels on Campus.

These Students called on the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, to find a way to resolve issues with the striking workers of the various unions.

Our correspondent try reaching Mr. Olatunji Oladejo, the Director of Communication of the University of Ibadan (UI), proved abortive. But later on he communicated to journalists on ground that he was in a management meeting hence could not reply.

Details later…