STRIKE: UNILAG Postpone Candidates’ Screening 

Strike by non-academic staff of universities has compelled the University of Lagos to postpone screening of Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination candidates, which was billed to start on Monday.

The screening, earlier scheduled to end on December 15, is for the 2017/2018 academic session.

In a statement signed in Lagos by Taiwo Oloyede, a Senior Assistant Registrar of the institution, Unilag said the screening was postponed indefinitely.

It said the strike disrupted academic and administrative activities in the university.

JAC began the strike also on Monday.

The statement said: “The postponement is indefinite; a new date will be announced. “Candidates are enjoined to check the university’s website regularly for updates.”

The strike was embarked on by the three non-academic labour unions in the university.

The unions are Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities, Non Academic Staff Union of Universities and Associated Institutions and National Association of Academic Technologists.

The three unions downed tools under the aegis of the Joint Action Committee.

Meanwhile, the National President of SSANU, Samson Ugwoke, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the strike was comprehensive, total and indefinite.

According to him, the strike resulted from Federal Government’s failure to take action on the September 20 Memorandum of Understanding it signed with the unions.

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