Lecturers of the University of Lagos belonging to a faction opposed to the ongoing Academic Staff Union of Universities strike have stated that they are ready to resume lectures as soon as prompted by the management of the government owned institution.
One of the lecturers, Dr Micheal Ogbeide, said “I, alongside other lecturers, who are ready to resume work will go back to work as directed by the government, who owns the school.”
Meanwhile the University of Ibadan’s governing Council has directed that the school would resume on January 4th, 2014. The information was contained in an Official Bulletin signed by the institution’s Registrar and Secretary to Council, Mr Olujimi Olukoya.
The release reads, “Consequent upon the directives of the CPC which directed the Vice-Chancellors to re-open the universities for academic and allied activities to commence, Management on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, directed the Deans and Directors to open resumption register for academic staff willing to resume work to sign, on or before 04 December, 2013.
It further states, “at its extra ordinary meeting held on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 deliberated on all the actions taken and ratified by the Committee of Provost, Deans and Directors (COPD) and ratified them”, adding that “Senate at its Special Meeting held on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 considered the revised academic calendar for the remaining part of the second semester of 2012/2013 session proposed by the Committee of Provost, Deans and Directors and approved.
“Consequently, students are expected to arrive the university campus from Saturday, January 4 to Sunday, 05 January, 2014.
Examination will start on Monday, March 31 and end on April 11, while the three weeks for the processing of examination results in Departments and Faculties will start on April 14, 2014.”