Osun State University set to join ongoing ASUU strike
Wende Olaosebikan, the acting chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Osun State University (UniOsun), on Monday said that the university would soon join the nationwide ASUU strike.
In an interview in Osogbo, Mr Olaosebikan explained that the suspension of the institution’s ASUU chapter by the national body prevented members from joining the nationwide strike.
“Currently, UniOsun is not on strike. The reason is that we are currently on suspension by the national body.
“ASUU has a set of disciplinary procedures. In 2020, some members of ASUU UniOsun broke the ASUU strike, which led to the suspension of the branch by the National Executive Council of ASUU.
“We are still processing our application for reinstatement and as soon as that application succeeds, we are definitely going to join the national strike,’’ he said.
The acting chairman said the demands and agitation of ASUU affected all its members.
“It is only one ASUU and we all believe that we need to join the national strike so that government can listen to the agitation of our members.
“As soon as our application is considered and we are reinstated by the national, we are definitely going to join the struggle,’’ he said.
Mr Olaosebikan said that the suspension period of the UniOsun ASUU branch had almost lapsed, so its members were looking forward to joining their counterparts in other universities in the struggle.
“We have observed the duration of the due date, and we have been asked (all members of ASUU Uniosun) to pay a fine.
“We have gathered the money, and as I am talking to you today, I just signed the payment schedule.
“After payment, we are going to file the reinstatement application, attach the evidence of payment and forward it to the national body of ASUU,’’ he said.
The acting chairman said that as soon as the national body approved their reinstatement, the UniOsun branch would join the strike.