Following the strike action by the Non-Academic Staff Unions of Universities, NASU, the management of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife has declared an end of the year break.
The university asked the entire students of the university to vacate the campus latest 4pm Wednesday 6 December 2017.
It would be recalled that Non -Teaching Staff, which comprises Non Academic Staff Union (NASU), Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT), had declared strike action in the universities across the country.
The strike action has resulted in unpalatable situation in most campuses especially at OAU, Ile Ife, where students have been denied water and electricity supply since the strike started.
A statement issued by the Public Relations Officer of the university, Abiodun Olanrewaju, copy of which was made available to newsmen in Osogbo said the Senate of the University, at its emergency meeting held today, Tuesday, 5th December, 2017, approved that the students of the University should proceed on an “End of the Year” break with immediate effect.
The statement said that the students have been asked to vacate their halls of residence latest by 4pm on Wednesday, 6th December 2017.
“Accordingly, the general public, particularly the Parents/Guardians of our students have been asked to note this latest development and ensure that their children and wards are prevailed upon to comply with this directive.
“Consequently, the students are expected to resume on Tuesday, 2nd January, while lectures commence on Wednesday, 3rd January, 2018.
“While we pray for journey mercies for our students to their respective destinations, we also wish them a Merry Christmas and Prosperous 2018.”