The Tutorial Union of Universities (ASUU) of the Ibadan Zone on Thursday described the decision by the Vice President of Ibadan College, Professor Idowu Olayinka, to conduct the convocation and basis ceremonies in 2020 as divisive and mischievous.
Condemning VC’s motion, the union said that it stays underneath the place of the union’s nationwide physique that the continued strike is complete and complete.
The Union’s Zone Coordinator, Professor Ade Adejumo, in an announcement launched Thursday to the DAILY POST, revealed that the Vice-Rector’s sales space was a technique to create acrimony among the many members of the Union of the College of Ibadan.
He applauded the precept place of the ASUU Ibadan College department, with its launch entitled UI 2020 Name Boycott and 72nd Basis Day Ceremonies.
Adejumo stated that as a united physique, union members are presently struggling to reposition and revitalize public universities to make them universally aggressive.
He argued that the Vice-Chancellor didn’t ask for a waiver from the Union to hold out the summons, which means that the outgoing VC goals to interrupt the strike.
“Within the spirit of the present ASUU strike, holding convocation ceremonies right now can be a violation of the precept of the continued strike, as we consider that such a transfer can, at finest, solely compromise the few features of the present battle to rescue the general public college schooling in Nigeria. The realm can also be satisfied that there was no request for exemption for this to occur on the College of Ibadan, and nothing was requested by the College of Administration at Ibadan.
“No waivers have been granted for any summons through the ongoing strike motion. The UI Vice Chancellor’s resolution to conduct the Name throughout this era is pernicious, disagreeable and divisive.
“It’s calculated to create confusion and acrimony amongst Union members at UI. The VC is about to cease the strike with a view to promote his private and egocentric curiosity, as he has only some weeks to step down. “
“There will probably be no instructing, conferences together with inaugurations, graduations and public lectures.”
“The Zone invitations the Customer – President Mohammadu Buhari, the Honorable Minister of Training, Chancellor, Professional-Chancellor, Ibadan College Council, stakeholders, different well-meaning Nigerians and most of the people to prevail over UI VC to surrender of this egocentric enterprise.
“The Zone pays particular consideration to ALL branches throughout this strike interval, however we’re happy to tell our Congress on the College of Ibadan that colleagues are totally complying all through the nation and, accordingly, adhering to the confirmed saying that a big scholarship is the product of sturdy moral and ethical selections.
“We can’t afford to mess with this honor of the general public good, and we can’t afford to fall for a budget bait of those that want to destroy Nigeria’s public college schooling, divide and weaken the solidarity of the actual scholarship, making an attempt to launch ourselves towards our college students in whose curiosity we’re serving and now denying ourselves simply to make sure an honest studying atmosphere, school rooms, useful labs, work studios.
“All ASUU members within the UI are subsequently suggested to keep away from the 2020 Name, as it’s designed to interrupt the decision of all lecturers to carry new life to the college system in Nigeria.