The Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile-Ife, has started exams for its students in spite of the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.

The school today, started its 2017/2018 second semester exams.

Recall that, ASUU had, on November 4 2018, embarked on industrial action throughout the Federation.

Since November 4, Academic activities have been put on hold in various universities.

Nevertheless, some departments in OAU are carrying on with academics as they have lecturers who are no more members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities.

The lecturers reported that, they are members of the Congress Of Nigeria University Academics, CONUA, in addition that, the industrial action was not binding on them.

The Students of English and Literary Studies department have been receiving lectures and sat for exams today.

Abiodun Olanrewaju, the university’s public relations officer, told thecable, that the school calendar would not be extended.

“There’s nothing that suggests we are going to extend any calendar. Don’t let us be speculative, when we get to the bridge we will cross it.

“The senate of the university is in charge of the academic activities, if they find it to extend, they will and if not, there’s nothing anybody can do about it. Let’s keep our fingers crossed and don’t let us be speculative

“Whether they are going to extend it or not has not stopped the students from reading, they should read.”

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