The Students of Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa, Ondo State on Friday protested over the strike by the institution’s Academic Staff Union of Universities.
Damilola Okunomo, President, Students Union Government, revealed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria.
Okunomo, who spoke in Okitipupa, said the ASUU strike would cripple academic activities in the school.
According to Okunomo: “The strike will cripple the forthcoming second semester examination scheduled for August 2, 2021.
“We have decided to continue the protest until the management and ASUU resolve their grievances.
“We have paid our school fees and we cannot be denied our examination.”
Meanwhile, in a communiqué signed by Dr. Dipo Akomolafe, ASUU Chairman, and Secretary, Dr. Rotini Olorunisola, the union resolved after its congress to commence total and indefinite strike from August 2.
The communiqué said the union took the decision after several meetings with the institution’s management and Governing Council failed.
It said both parties could not resolve the issues of non-payment of salaries, reduction in subvention and other issues.
It said: “We want payment of all outstanding salaries and outstanding deductions to date and release of N15 million as part payment of already approved Earned Academic Allowance (EAA).
“The institution should put in place necessary measures to mainstream EAA into salaries, immediate consideration and appropriate approval of the financial implications of the newly prepared EAA already submitted to the management.
“The industrial action will not be suspended until all subsisting issues between the university administration and union are fully addressed.”
Meanwhile, efforts by NAN to speak with Ganiyu Saliu, the institutions Registrar, over the matter failed as calls to his mobile phone were not going through.