Finally, LAUTECH ASUU suspends strike, lectures resume Monday

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso Chapter, has finally suspended its strike conditionally with the intention to resume academic activities on October 23.

The strike action started in June 2016. It was briefly called off in between before resuming again and lasting four months.

A statement signed by the chapter’s Chairman and Secretary, Dr Abiodun Olaniran and Dr Toyin Abegunde, read, “This is to inform LAUTECH community and the general public that the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, LAUTECH branch at its congress of Tuesday 17th October, 2017, reviewed the on-going strike action and has decided to conditionally suspend the action in the interest of our students, the intervention of well-meaning individuals and general public.

“We also, in suspending the strike, take into cognisance, the efforts of the Governing Council towards an amicable resolution of the crisis. Our Union wishes to give the Governing Council and the Administration the opportunity to explore their good will in seeing to a permanent resolution of issues in contention. The strike is therefore suspended in principle with immediate effect but full academic activities will resume on Monday 23rd October, 2017”.

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