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University Of Lagos Postpones UTME Candidates’ Screening

Strike by non-academic staff of universities has compelled a University of Lagos (Unilag) to postpone screening of Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) possibilities that was billed to start on Monday.
The screening, progressing scheduled to finish on Dec 15, is for a 2017/2018 educational session.
In a matter sealed in Lagos by Taiwo Oloyede, a Senior Assistant Registrar of a institution, Unilag pronounced a screening was deferred indefinitely.
It pronounced a strike disrupted educational and executive activities in a university.
JAC began a strike also on Monday.
“The delay is indefinite; a new date will be announced. “Candidates are enjoined to check a university’s website frequently for updates,” it said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a strike was embarked on by a 3 non-academic work unions in a university.
The unions are Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU), Non Academic Staff Union of Universities and Associated Institutions (NASU) and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT).
The 3 unions downed collection underneath a protection of a Joint Action Committee (JAC).
Meanwhile, a National President of SSANU, Samson Ugwoke, told NAN that a strike was comprehensive, sum and indefinite.
According to him, a strike resulted from Federal Government’s disaster to take movement on a Sept. 20 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) it sealed with a unions.

“It is not only a emanate of stipend that we are articulate about though also a emanate of doing of a justice visualisation on a staff schools as good as a emanate of strident shortfall in workers’ salaries.
“Most of a people were laid off unjustifiably; they are nonetheless to be backed in a university’s payroll.
“We are sleepy of being tossed around or seen as not vicious in a using of a university. We are as vicious as any other kinship within a complement and need to be given that recognition.
“After several negotiations with a government, we approaching that it sees a need to honour whatever agreement reached, though a retreat is a case,” Mr. Ugwoke, also a Chairman of a JAC, said.
According to a kinship leader, activities in Nigerian open universities would be paralysed until JAC achieves a aim.
A former Chairman of a Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Oriwaye Adefolalu, told NAN that JAC would not call of a strike until a final would be met.
“This morning, we had to close a embankment of a University of Lagos in correspondence with a gauge from a inhabitant executive committee.
“We are indeed not happy with what is going in a universities. We should be seen as a really vicious member in a administration of a universities.
“While ASUU is in assign of investigate and academics, we are in assign of a administration, security, medical and ubiquitous upkeep of infrastructure in a system.
“We should be treated sincerely as there is no approach a university can work ideally but us.’’


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