By Bode Akinbode, Ibadan
Academic activities have been totally paralysed at the University of Ibadan and Ladoke Akintola University (LAUTECH) campuses as lecturers continue to prosecute the one-month warning strike declared by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), to put pressure on the Federal Government to honour its agreements with the union.
The universities which are in the Ibadan zone of the union had held congresses with a resolve to ensure that lecturers would not teach nor attend any statutory meeting while the strike lasts.
The congresses which were presided over by the Vice-Chancellors of the universities, Professors Ayo Akiwole (UI) and Olaniran Abiodun (LAUTECH) ended with the activation of strike monitoring committees to ensure that all members obey the directive of the union.
The effect of the strike which began on Monday is already having effect on activities relating to academics and processing of final oral examinations for doctoral students and academic seminars have been put on hold until the strike is called off.
At the University of Ibadan, lecture rooms in the Faculties of Arts, the Social Sciences, Science, among others were opened but empty as lecturers made good their threat to withdraw their services from classrooms, while students were seeing doing paper documentation with non-teaching staff and discussing the strike in groups.
Westernpost gathered that throughout the one-month strike, supervision of students will also be affected.
Both Vice-Chancellors maintained that ASUU was pained by the warning strike, adding that the union can no longer subject the welfare of her members to evasive tactics of the Federal Government.