by Segun Odeleye
Whereas it has been one tale of woe or the other in most universities in the country despite the federal government’s ultimatum that the schools reopen for academic work from Monday December 9, there were some bright spots.
In Ondo state, the three universities on Monday resumed normal academic activities. The universities are the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, and the Ondo state university of Science and Technology.
Mr Adebanjo Adegbenro, Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that it had complied with government’s directive to university lecturers. He said that the university resumed last week and he expects academic activities to resume this week.
His counterpart at the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, the PRO, Victor Akinpelumi, said both students and lecturers resumed at the school since the last two weeks.
“We don’t have any problems here. Our students and lecturers have resumed and academic work has commenced in earnest,” Akinpelumi said.
The third university – Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa, did not join the strike.
The institution’s PRO, Mr Yinka Adekalu, said the school did not have any union in place “and since our lecturers are not members of any union, we have no problems”.