The management of the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma on Wednesday announced that full academic activities will resume at the Institution on 24th, May, 2021.
It will be recalled that all academic activities were grounded at the state-owned some months ago as the indefinite strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities in the institution took full effect.
Reports from the University indicated that both staff and students deserted the university campus as a result of the strike.
The union, through its chairman, Dr. Monday Igbafen, hinged the reason for the indefinite strike on “the vexatious habitual non-payment of salaries and non-remittance of check-off dues and other sundry deductions in the university.”
He said the current strike is a climax of the failure of the university administration and the Edo State Government to meaningfully and satisfactorily address the union’s demand for payment of unpaid four months salaries and one-year unremitted check-off dues and other sundry deductions, which the union claimed ran into billions of naira.
Meanwhile the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has announced the dissolution of the Governing Council of the State owned university, Ambrose Alli University (AAU) Ekpoma, and the appointment of an acting Vice Chancellor.
The new acting VC appointed by the Governor is, Prof Oserhieme Osadolor Benson, a Prof of History from the University of Benin.
Obaseki made this announcement via his Twitter handle. He captioned the tweet, #UpdateonAAU: Dissolution of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma Governing Council and appointment of an Acting Vice Chancellor.