The management of the University of Ibadan has announced that it would go on with plans to commence the second semester exams from 8th January, 2018.
This is following the meeting of the university’s senate on Friday.
The UI Vice Chancellor, Idowu Olayinka disclosed this in a statement sent to EduCeleb.com on Friday.
Professor Olayinka stated that the management is set to commence all academic activities despite the ongoing strike embarked upon by non-academic staff members.
EduCeleb.com recalls that members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT), and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU) are still on a nationwide strike which they began in December.
“All arrangements have been put in place to ensure the seamless conduct of the examinations and the relative comfort of our students on campus despite the national industrial action embarked upon by members of SSANU, NAAT and NASU,” Olayinka said.
He added that “Despite the peculiarity of the prevailing situation on campus, occasioned by the on-going industrial action, the University Management is determined to always act in the best interest of its students.
Olayinka expressed the willingness of his leadership to ensure that all final year students graduate at the due time.
“It is our desire to conclude this session as scheduled so that our final year students can proceed to the next phase of their life endeavours. For instance, it will enable most of our final year students to be mobilised for the National Youth Service Corp Scheme and our graduating Law students proceed to the Law School.
“It is unfortunate that our students have hitherto been denied many opportunities owing to elongated sessions occasioned by disruptions in the academic calendar.
“The University, therefore, seeks the maximum cooperation and understanding of all students and assures relevant stakeholders that it has made provisions for security and the supply of essential services on campus for the duration of the Second Semester Examinations,” he added.
Examination timetables are already in students’ respective departments and faculties. The VC requested that students go there to check theirs.