AOCOED lecturers begin indefinite strike after COEASU ends its two months strike action

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Abideen Muhammed

Just before the Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) suspended its over two months old strike, Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education lecturers under the aegis of Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union, AOCOED Branch (COEASU AOCOED) embarked on an indefinite strike over allegations of unpaid arrears and pensions among other issues.

The allegations by academic staff regarding unpaid arrears and unremitted pension fund had started in April before the commencement of 2017/2018 second semester session which was later suspended. The strike later resurfaced in September before it collided with the national strike. The strike had seen the entire campus of the college brought to a sudden halt in the middle of second semester examinations.

This strike didn’t only halt second semester examination of some students, it also denied final year students from graduating. As a result of the strike, the school authorities are the one conducting admission exercise for the past three weeks.

Speaking with the Dean students’ affairs, Mr Bajulaye A.A confirmed that COEASU AOCOED chapter, is presently on strike. However, Monday, 10th December, 2018 has been fixed for Congress to address the demand of lecturers so that they can go back to classes immediately, he said.

While answering questions on resumption date, he said the outcome of the congress will determine that and when the issues is resolved, the remaining exams will be conducted immediately with new session. He furthered urge students to start reading and preparing for the new sessions.

AOCOED students who are tired of staying at home for over two months are calling on the management to do the needful so that lecturers can go back to classes.


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