See How Non-academic staff disrupted Mock UTME at OAU

The mock Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination was disrupted by the non-academic staff at the Obafemi Awolowo
University , Ile -Ife , on Monday.
See How Non-academic staff disrupted Mock UTME at OAU

The examination , which is organised by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board , was aimed at allowing candidates to test their skills and level of
preparedness ahead of the 2018 UTME scheduled to hold between March 9 and 17.

It was gathered that some of the
candidates had already settled down in their examination halls before the workers stormed the v
venues to send them out.

“They have sent us out . We were so scared when they came . Many of us had to rush out of the hall,” one of the candidates told our correspondent on the telephone.

Members of the striking unions said that “ such ( mock UTME) should not hold while we are on strike.”

Recently, a directive from the Joint Action Committee of the striking unions compelled the non – academic staff to intensify the ongoing strike in their various universities.

The JAC comprises the Senior Staff
Association of Nigerian Universities ( SSANU ) , Non – Academic Staff Union ( NASU ) and National Association of Academic Technologists ( NAAT ).

The unions on December 4, 2017,
embarked on an indefinite strike due to the alleged non – implementation of the agreements they entered into with the Federal Government in 2009 and 2017.

They are also protesting the earned allowances of N 23 bn released by the Federal Government to the universities ’
workers around November 2017 in which the three non -teaching unions got 11 per cent.

When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the OAU , Mr . Biodun Olarewaju, apologised to the candidates , adding that “the issue will be resolved amicably.

Source: my school gist

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