The Lagos State University authorities have order all the students of the Institution to proceed on a compulsory recess and vacate the university premises immediately. According to the report, LASU SSANU and ASUU has been on strike almost a month now.
This information was contained in an official memo released Monday, 2nd June, 2014.
In the bulletin marked LASU/CIPPR/146, the UNILAG management directed that all students; full-time, part-time and postgraduate of the university to proceed on recess with immediate effect.
“Resumption of academic activities will be announced in due course. In view of this directive, all students of the university are expected to vacate the university premises(female hostel inclusive) until further notice,” the university management announced in the bulletin.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities, Lagos State University, Chapter, ASUU-LASU had declared a total, comprehensive and indefinite strike action on 20th of May, 2014.
Following the line of ASUU-LASU, the Senior Staff Association of Universities (SSANU) Lagos State University (LASU) Ojo Chapter, declared indefinite strike action on 26th of May, 2014, causing activities in the campus to a standstill!
The SUG, (Students’ Union Government) also launched a social media campaign stating that if the university’s school fees is not reduced, the students would not return to classroom.
If you recalled, about a month ago, the LASU management increased the school fee of the institution.
The Public Relations Officer of Lagos State University, Mr. Kayode Sutton, while speaking with newsmen on phone, confirmed the content of the bulletin and said there is no point keeping students on campus when SSANU and ASUU are on strike.
Mr. Kayode said resumption would be communicated in due course as stated in the bulletin and corrected the notion that the university is being shut down.
Governor if Lagos State, Babatunde Raji Fashola while responding to questions over the weekend said the students’ proposal for a reduction in school fees was being considered.
Gov. Babatunde Fashola said and I quote; “I have passed it out to the Council. We have told the students that we are not inflexible and where we see the need for adjustment or amendment, we will do it so that they might understand it better,”
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