All academic activities have come to an halt at the first and best university in Nigeria, the University of Ibadan. It should be noted that the Non Academic Staff Union(NASU) declared a one week warning strike on Monday the 13th of March 2017 but it wasn’t as effective due to lectures and other academic activities that continued in the institution.
As at the time of the warning strike, it was gathered that they(NASU) came to class to send lecturers and students away because they wanted to lock the lecture halls but we were told some lecturers resorted to having lectures in the basketball court, some in their offices while some couldn’t hold the class.
All this means of making the academic activities status quo ended on Tuesday the 21st of march as NASU denied cars from entering and leaving the campus, even campus shuttles(cars, bus,bike etc) are not active as students have to walk to wherever their destination is in the campus.
They(NASU) are seen sitted on mats playing worts and Ayo(Yoruba game) while some are seen dancing as they brought some speakers to the school gate to play some music(pictures below).
All these are their means of showing their grieve. According to report as at the time of this press release, it was gathered that their salary has not been paid in full and no concrete explanation has been given in this regard and so they want their full salary paid henceforth.
It should however be noted that power and water supply has been cutoff in the school since they are the ones shouldered with the responsibility and hostelites are the ones suffering more for this just has a Yoruba proverb says “TI ERIN MEJI BAN JA, KORIKO BE LO MA FORIKO” (LITERALLY; when two lion fights, the grass suffers it)
We hope they answer them on time so academic activities can go back to status quo, meanwhile we will bring more reports to you as things progresses.
FOR: All CAMPUS MEDIA, UI