The Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) at Ile-Ife in Osun State has told its students to go on break for the Christmas and New Year holidays.
A statement by the university’s spokesman Abiodun Olarewaju said the holidays was occasioned by a strike called by the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the senior members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT).
The statement reads: “As a result of the unpalatable occurrences occasioned by the strike of the OAU branch of the NASU, SSANU and NAAT, the Senate of the university, at its emergency meeting on Tuesday, December 5, has approved that students of the university should proceed on an “End-of-the-Year” break with immediate effect.”
Students have until 4 p.m today (December 6) to leave the hostels.
The statement urged parents/guardians to monitor their wards to ensure compliance with the university’s directive.
The university set January 2, 2018, as resumption date.