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Unilorin Speaks On Resuming Classes Amid ASUU Strike Uncertainties




Unilorin Speaks On Resuming Classes Amid ASUU Strike Uncertainties
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The University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), Ilorin, Kwara State has warned admission seekers to be wary of scammers and disregard viral reports outlining the schedule for school resumption and admission processes.

Naija News understands that the varsity gave the clarification following reports making the round that the school management declared October 20th 2022 for the resumption of old students at the campus.

“This statement does not originate from the university management,” the school authorities said in a statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday.

Unilorin described the viral reports as fake news, noting that it was still expecting a categorical statement of strike call-off from the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) before any decision of an official resumption date could be arrived at.

The institution also refuted another report on the sale of the 2022/2023 Post-UTME Screening Form to applicants.

The statement released by the Director of Corporate Affairs of the university, Kunle Akogun, reiterated that Unilorin was yet to take any personal decision on the ongoing ASUU strike.

“This is to inform all admission applicants to the University of Ilorin that the institution is yet to take any decision on the 2022/2023 Post-UTME screening.

“They should, therefore, disregard a message currently flying around online platforms to the effect that the University has started the process for the sale of Post-UTME screening registration forms.

“This is the handiwork of scammers and admission seekers should disregard it,” Vanguard quoted Akogun as saying in the statement.

ASUU To Vote In All Branches Today And Tomorrow

Branches of the Academic Staff Union of Universities(ASUU) will today commence traditional voting and end tomorrow (Wednesday) to decide the fate of the current eight-month-old strike.

Naija News reports that the result of the various branches will be transmitted to the National Executive Council (NEC) for final decision.

A Punch Newspaper report noted that a highly-placed source within the NEC who disclosed the voting plans said “we got the directive after the meeting with the speaker yesterday (Monday). The intervention was timely. Branches will vote between today and tomorrow after which the decisions will be convened to the NEC.”

This follows the union’s meeting with the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, who called several meetings between the academic union and the side of Federal Government.

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ASUU’s lead counsel Femi Falana (SAN) was reported to have also disclosed that the strike would be over in a few days.