AAUA defies looming strike, to commence semester exams June 26


…as school matriculates new students.

By Olufemi Damilola

Despite threats by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to embark on strike actions, the management of Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba Akoko, Ondo State has made known its readiness to hold the First semester examinations for 2016/2017 academic session between Monday, June 26, 2017 and Saturday, July 15, 2017.

This was contained in a publication released by the office of the Vice-Chancellor through the Information Protocols and Public Relations Unit (IPPRU) of the university and made available to SUNSHINE HERALD.

This leaves the management of the institution defiant to the threat by ASUU to begin an impending strike.

ASUU had earlier, in an interview with SUNSHINE HERALD warned of a looming strike in the institution.

Meanwhile, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Igbekele Ajibefun has advised students of the university to work hard and abide by the rules and regulations governing examinations in the University while he warns that failure to comply by the set rules would attract stiff penalties on defaulters.

In another development, the university has held matriculation ceremony for newly admitted students for the 2016/2017 session.

A total of 4630 students were absorbed into the full-time programmes while 600 students were admitted into the part- time programmes, representing 26 per cent of the 17,739 applicants.

While charging the freshmen to remain committed to their studies, the Vice-Chancellor said “You must therefore consider yourselves blessed to belong to this paltry number.

“This realisation must put a huge responsibility on you to face your studies squarely and be the best you can be.”

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