LAUTECH’s Rain Semester examination which was slated to commence on November 22, did not take place as scheduled. This has caused rumours to spread about LAUTECH ASUU going on strike.
A statement by the LSUG titled “OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE ON 2020/2021 RAIN SEMESTER EXAMINATION SLATED TO START EARLIER TODAY” stated reasons why the exam didn’t hold. According to the statement, examinations will not commence until the school management and ASUU reaches an agreement.
The statement reads as follows, “The 2020/2021 Rain Semester Examinations which was supposed to start earlier today has been put on hold. This is due to the demand of LAUTECH ASUU for their due entitlements from the Management. However, as a result of the meeting held today by LAUTECH ASUU, the Management will be meeting with LAUTECH ASUU on or before Wednesday”.
“Till then, all examinations are put on hold. We implore all students never to stop preparing for the examinations so as not to be caught unaware. While the Students’ Union is ensuring a better and stable academic calendar, we hereby appeal to the Management and LAUTECH ASUU to reach a compromise on or before the stipulated day.”
While filling this report, we contacted the ASUU Chairman, LAUTECH, Dr Abbey Olaniran, on WhatsApp. During an interview, he said the school management are in the best position to address why exams didn’t hold.
The Dean of Student Affairs confirmed that the school owes the workers salaries and arrears. He said tomorrow’s meeting (Wednesday) between the school management and ASSU will determine when exam will commence.