OOU ASUU begins strike
Academic activities at the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye, have been put on hold following the strike action embarked on by the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) of the school over unpaid salary by the state government.
The decision to embark on strike was reached at a meeting held in the school on Monday.
ASSU chairman, OOU chapter, Dr. Deji Agboola disclosed that members of the union have not been paid salary for over three months and it is not certain that they would be paid in the next four or five months.
He noted that the union has tagged the strike, ‘No Pay, No Work,’ adding that the money allocated to the school from the state budget has not being spent on the institution.
“Ogun State government has not brought a dime to this university; the university has been paying salaries on their own for the past 23 months from students’ school fees,” he said.
According to Agboola, this has made further development of the school difficult, as school fees, which is supposed to be used for this purpose have largely been converted to worker’s salary.
“The money (students’ school fees) finished in June and so at the end of July, it became obvious to us that we are not going to get salary. Again, these students, who are through with exams are not going to come back until October, which means workers will not earn anything till then because government has not been responsible enough to even do anything in the school for the past 23 months,” he said.