ASUU Strike: Students Disappointed as ESUT Postpones Examination
9 December, 2013
The second semester examination of the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) could not hold on December 9, 2013, Monday, due to the absence of lecturers.
The university had previously announced commencement of the examination on December 2, 2013, following Federal Government’s directive for the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to resume work.
The students at the Enugu Campus were waiting for question papers. In vain.
Prof. Joseph Aneke, the Dean of the Faculty of Management and Social Sciences, said the lecturers were waiting for instruction from the ASUU to resume work.
“There is no instruction from ASUU for academic activities to resume. That is why the examination could not start today.
“Due to the strike, academic activities have been postponed indefinitely until the strike is called off.
“It is a pity that students have to go, while their examinations which were supposed to start today have been postponed”, Prof. Aneke stated.
The students were extremely disappointment over the situation, urged ASUU and FG to resolve the impasse and save the students from the embarrassment and risk of travelling.
Edozie Chukwu, 200 level student of Insurance, said he was disappointed that the examination did not hold after travelling all the way from Lagos.
“We are fed up with this whole thing. We read for this examination only to be told that it has been cancelled.
“The university’s authority could have informed us in time that the examination would not hold as scheduled”, he said.
A final year student of Accountancy, Chidi Ogbodo, said his future was uncertain if the strike continued and appealed to the lecturers to return to classes in the interest of the students.
“I came to school by 8 a.m. today in anticipation of starting my degree examination, yet nothing happened. I have almost lost an academic year”, he added.
The Federal Government last week updated the ultimatum which directed ASUU to resume academic activities on December 9, 2013. In fact, the union ignored it.