It was made known that the troubled Lagos State University will resume academic activities on Monday, May 18, following a meeting between the state government, the varsity’s authorities and university unions.
LASU was shut in April following a crisis between the management and the unions in the institution.
The unions had passed a vote of no confidence on the Vice Chancellor, John Obafunwa, who they accused of inappropriate promotion of some staffs and asked the appointment be reviewed or reversed.
ASUU also accused Mr. Obafunwa of victimization of its members, withdrawal of certificates of lecturers, abuse of due process by the university’s management and trying to cripple the association with attempts to freeze its account and stoppage of check-up dues of the association.
After Tuesday’s meeting, which had representatives of the governing council, university management and executives of the students union at the main auditorium of the Lagos State University College of Medicine Ikeja, a communiqué was issued signed by the various parties involved, including the Vice Chancellor, Mr. Obafunwa.
It was agreed that the school should be reopened on Monday.
“Consequently, on the observations reached, the meeting resolved that the school should be reopened for academic activities not later than Monday, 18 May, 2015 and that provision of adequate security on campus should be made by the Lagos State Government on resumption of academic activities,” the communiqué said.
“The meeting resolved that continual dialogue between the management and staff unions under the auspices of the Governing Council should hold. The meeting also resolved that expeditious action on the processing of school fees refund by the Lagos State Government should follow.”
The meeting also resolved that there should be a proclamation of confidence in the leadership of Mr. Obafunwa as Vice Chancellor of the school by the students and unions.