OSOGBO—STUDENTS of the Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile-Ife, have been consoled that nothing would upset the direct of the 2017/2018 Rain Semester Examinations as the University Management has put each apparatus in movement to make it sans hitch.
In an announcement by the college’s representative, Mr Abiodun Olanrewaju stated: “It is exceptionally convenient to issue this press proclamation not exclusively to make this elucidation yet in addition to underline the status of the college to direct the examinations as booked, as opposed to the lie which the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife branch has been selling about on the genuine position of things on OAU grounds.”
The announcement peruses: “Surely, it will add up to net double dealing to guarantee that the present strike has been successful at OAU. It won’t be strange to depict the strike as the most inadequate, ever, in the historical backdrop of OAU as scholastic and regulatory exercises have proceeded unabated.
There is no type of intrusion, at all, have scholarly exercises including instructing, learning and research, endured since the strike started. “The overall population is very mindful that the 43rd Convocation Ceremony for the 2015/2016 and 2016/3017 graduating sets of the University was effectively held from Tuesday, eleventh to Friday, fourteenth December, 2018.
“Indeed, even statutory gatherings of the University, for example, senate, Administrative Staff Committee gatherings, Appointments and Promotions Committee (A&PC) gatherings, Development Committee gatherings, Junior Staff Committee gatherings and the Procurement Committee gatherings all held as booked.
“Notwithstanding all these, the University played host to a few national and global meetings including an exceptionally remarkable one on the Application of Information and Communications Technology to Teaching, Research and Administration held from the eleventh to fourteenth November, 2018. “Numerous expert bodies visited for coordinated effort or accreditation purposes, and the University got a generous number of essential visitors.
“The resources of Clinical Sciences, Environmental Design and Management and Social Sciences effectively had their yearly meetings and Faculty weeks. Amid the period the across the country strike initiated and now, there have been a whirlwind of scholastic, research and social exercises, exceptional ever of college.
“All these would not have been conceivable without the full collaboration of the scholarly individuals from staff who ASUU wickedly guaranteed had been on strike in OAU!” “The University has likewise delighted in the participation of non-showing staff who are very familiar with the issues at a stake and can undoubtedly perceive the need to keep the Senate endorsed timetable of the University consecrated right now.
“To additionally set the record straight concerning ASUU’s lies, at a Management meeting hung on December 17, 2018, reports from Provosts and Deans showed that viable and proficient instructing had been done in all Faculties despite the fact that a couple of speakers (under 20 among a scholastic staff populace of more than 1300) had not finished the educating of their alloted courses.
“Their training assignments have been reassigned to other scholarly individuals from staff who have readily responded to the call to guarantee that we have a smooth scholastic session. “The University organization and the sweeping statement of the understudies will everlastingly be thankful to them for their forfeit.
They have satisfied the desires for the new Obafemi Awolowo University that is without disturbances of the scholastic logbook. “A rebranded OAU that will never again graduate understudies with numerous additional years, who have never bombed any course however basically endured the disaster of unremitting strikes.
“OAU is running a Senate affirmed schedule and this can’t be casted off dependent on the impulses and eccentricities of an exceptionally irrelevant number of scholarly staff. “Starting today in 2019, OAU is still in the 2017/2018 scholarly session but then to initiate the 2018/2019 session not to discussion of the 2019/2020 session which ought to be the perfect.
“Our regarded guardians, watchmen and different partners ought to satisfy take note of that it is never again the aim of OAU to drop scholastic sessions as had been in the training before. “The University specialists will get a kick out of the chance to entreat ASUU to join this dynamic development and think about an appropriate and better method for settling contrasts other than truncating the scholastic advancement and future vocation of dedicated understudies.
” It is condemnable that ASUU sentenced the reallocation of courses to instructors who willfully acknowledged to show these courses.
It will be great if ASUU can name any of its individuals who had been compellingly doled out a course. “In all actuality the OAU people group has understood that unending strikes trade off measures and has talked with a noisy voice to dismiss this obsolete model as an instrument for compromise in current bastions of learning.”