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NASU, UNILAG Embark On Indefinite Strike…UTME Screening Postponed Till Further Notice

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Due to the ongoing strike by the non-academic staffs of University of Lagos, the University authorities has been compelled to postpone screening for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) till further notice. The 2017/2018 academic section screening which was scheduled to commence Monday December 4-15, 2017, was disrupted by the non-academic staff strike. The Senior Assistant Registrar, Taiwo Oloyede in a statement said that the indefinite strike affected the academic and administrative activities in the institution.

“The postponement is indefinite; a new date will be announced. “Candidates are enjoined to check the university’s website regularly for updates,” he said. Eyes Of Lagos gathered that three other non-academic union had embarked on the strike, the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU), Non Academic Staff Union of Universities and Associated Institutions (NASU) and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT). Meanwhile National President of SSANU, Samson Ugwoke, has said that the union’s strike is as a result of the Federal Government’s failure to take action on the September 20 Memorandum of Understanding it signed with the unions.

“Most of our people were laid off unjustifiably; they are yet to be reinstated in the university’s payroll. We are tired of being tossed around or seen as not important in the running of the university. We are as important as any other union within the system and need to be given that recognition. After several negotiations with the government, we expected that it sees the need to honour whatever agreement reached, but the reverse is the case,” Mr. Ugwoke, also the Chairman of the JAC, said.

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