The Association of Staff Union of Universities, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) chapter, has demanded an Acting Vice-Chancellor to steer the affairs of the prestigious institution. This decision is in tandem with the Non Academic Staff Union as one of the issues resolved after their congress in a press Conference with Journalists in Ife, Osun state on Thursday.
It is expected that a letter detailing the resolution of the congress will be forwarded to the congress of the university on the clamour for a new VC after which the students will be welcomed back on Campus.
Notwithstanding, the Unions have continued to plead with the Students to understand their plight in spite of the ongoing protest and persevere for a better future in the University. Comrade Wole Odewunmi and Comrade Adegoke from NASU and SSANU respectively urged the students to support the agitations of both Unions, saying: “The ongoing protest is one we have to fight till the end and if won will improve the welfare conditions of the University.
“We are fighting imposition of a new VC and mismanagement of funds, and we want to ensure that the University has a stable Calendar but we cannot currently achieve this with those in power at the moment.
“If they were brought in illegally, then we cannot trust them to act well, students need to understand that this is a fight for the betterment of Society.”
The Management of Obafemi Awolowo University has since shut down academic activities on June 23. Read our earlier story on OAU here