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ASUU LAUTECH suspends lecture boycott, asks lecturers to resume immediately

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, LAUTECH chapter on Wednesday, December 4th, resolved to resume academic activities after its 17-day lecture boycott, which started on Monday, November 18th, 2019 due to nonpayment of salaries owed.

According to reports, lecturers have been asked to resume immediately.

The decision was made after Seyi Makinde, Governor of Oyo state visited the University on Tuesday, November 26th urging the members of the Academic Staff Union to resume as soon as possible while efforts are being put in place to pay two months worth of salary.

ASUU Chairman, LAUTECH chapter, Dr Biodun Olaniran said after the meeting on Wednesday that the Union has decided to resume academic activities to “honour” the Governor and his requests.

“We have agreed to put an end to the lecture boycott that has been on since November 18th following Governor Makinde’s visit to LAUTECH. He has promised to pay two months salary and with this in mind, the union thought it best to resume academic activities. This is just a way of honouring him.”

Also speaking on why he didn’t regard the action as a strike but as a “lecture boycott”, he said.

“As opposed to the public belief that this was a strike action, it was only a lecture boycott as academic staff were actively involved in other things asides lectures. The agreement was to do everything else asides teach students until something was done about our requests.”

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