Despite lecturers’ strike, LASU releases academic calendar

Lagos state University, LASU
Lagos state University, LASU

The calendar has scheduled May 19 and 20 for students’ resumption and online registration.

The authorities of the Lagos State University, LASU, Ojo, on Wednesday approved a new academic calendar for the 2013/2014 session, in the midst of an indefinite strike declared by lecturers of the institution.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, LASU chapter, had on May 20, declared an indefinite strike at the university.

Their demand, amongst others, is for the reduction in the institution’s hike in school fees.

The university’s Deputy Registrar, A.T Fatogun, in a signed bulletin, admitted the commencement of the lecturers’ strike but urged the students to go about their normal academic activities.

The calendar has scheduled May 19 and May for students’ resumption and online registration, while lectures would hold for 11 weeks from May 19 to Aug. 1.

Meanwhile, the authorities said it had informed the state government of the development and was already looking into the grievances of the union.

The ASUU Chairman in LASU, Adekunle Idris, said that their strike also included demand for the repeal of the `no vacancy, no promotion’ policy and the implementation of the University Miscellaneous Provision (Amendment) Act of 2012.

The chairman noted that ASUU members had fully complied with the strike and that academic activities at the institution had been suspended until their demands were met.

In reaction to the approved academic calendar, Mr. Idris said that it does not affect the lecturers strike.

He stated that students had the right to go about their normal academic activities but lecturers would not be available to teach.

“ASUU strike does not stop students from their academic activities as they can make use of the classes to study but no lecturer would be there to teach them,” he said.


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