Students of Obafemi Awolowo University have reacted to the threat of the Non Academic Staff Union of Universities National Public Relations Officer, David Ayejiyan, that Examinations in the University will be disrupted due to the ongoing National Strike action in Nigerian Universities.
The National scribe told The Nation Newspaper that the strike action will be extended to ensure that Obafemi Awolowo University does not write examinations scheduled for January 29th.
Reacting however Students of the institution have called for calm, speaker of the Suspended Students Union in the University, falayi Temitope told EDUCATION HERALD that the spate of strike and it’s effect on Students has become worrisome “With the current development, it is obvious that it is we Students that will be at the receiving end of the Current crisis, what NASU is asking of is not too much and we can only hope that the Federal Government attends to them”
Speaking further Temitope said “It is very much saddening that despite the strike, the University has gone one with all basic amenities shut, they have gone on to fix dates of Examination and it would mean mass Failure which is very worrisome”.
Another Student, Olabode Tokunbo said “I will be indifferent to the current issues happening, but I don’t see us not writing the examinations at all”.
The action committee in the University, consisting of students who have taken over activities of the Union after its suspension also said the current issues will only escalate failure and is very worrisome.
There has been no official position from the Obafemi Awolowo University branch of the Non Academic Staff Union of Universities while the University Management is yet to react to the issues.
Obafemi Awolowo University has resumed despite the ongoing strike action and fixed Examination for January 29th admist cries of Library Shut down and absence of Electricity in the University Academic area.