Tension at UI as NASU locks out students, lecturers

Academic activities have come to a standstill at the University of Ibadan (UI) after members of the institution’s chapter of the NASU locked all lecture halls in protest.

NASU suspends three month strike

Academic activities have come to a standstill at the University of Ibadan (UI) after members of the institution’s chapter of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU), locked all lecture halls.

Reports reaching Students Pulse have it that the union members are on strike

A student who spoke on condition of anonymity told our reporter that they met the lecture halls locked and no one has explained the reasons of the strike.

"I have no idea why NASU is on strike," he said.

"But they locked all lecture rooms and theatres this morning."

He added that some of the academic staffs are also unaware of the strike and had wanted to hold lectures.

"The lecturer who addressed us said the lecturers are willing to work but the NASU issue has to be resolved first," the student added.

It is believed that the strike action is connected to the Federal Government’s order that universities should stop payment of salaries of teachers of University Demonstration Primary Schools (UDPS).

Last week, over 200 placards carrying protesters, made up of university staff from Nnamdi Azikwe University Awka (UNIZIK), Ebonyi State University, Federal University of Agriculture Umudike, Abia State University and Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), partook in a protest march.

They have also severally called for the removal of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Julius Okojie.

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