By Ademoye Gbenga
The Federal University Oye-Ekiti has joined in the ongoing ASUU one-month warning strike. Dr. Fagbagun, the Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities disclosed that the University joined the strike on Wednesday, 16th February, 2022 after a congress.
Recall that ASUU declared its one-month warning strike on Monday, 14th February, 2022. Institutions across the country have joined the ongoing strike.
Dr. Fagbagun explained that the ongoing strike would benefit the students as they are currently fighting against payments being withheld by the Government.
“Very soon, some students will join different institutions in the country as Academic Staff, if we don’t look at the conditions of services, our payments, and all other things, they will be in our shoes in some years time,” he explained.
Akinola Dorcas, a final year student from the department of Microbiology complained bitterly about the strike. She explained that the constant strikes have affected her plans by extending her duration of stay at the university.
“I would go home because there is no stable electricity in Oye to finish my project write-up on time. At least, I will be able to finish my project on time when I get home. Also, I’ll resume my handwork,” she said.
Speaking with Ijezie Victor, a 200 level student from the department of Political Science, he clarified that no student should be happy with the strike as it has always been a waste of time.
“That students make use of every opportunity to make money as the world is going digital doesn’t mean ASUU should always settle for a strike. The Federal Government and ASUU should reach a resolution and think about the students,” he bemoaned.
Adebiyi Gbemisola, a 300 level student from the department of Business Administration said she’s not happy with the strike as they would be rushed to finish the course outlines when school resumes.
“Graduating this year isn’t certain anymore as the strike might be longer than expected. I’d rather stay in school and attend tutorials than go home,” she asserted.