It was earlier reported that ASUU, AAU chapter had bicker over the attempt by the school authority to reopen the varsity for its usual academic activities.
The management of the school has announced that the school should open on January 27th for normal academic activities.
Some lecturers have agreed to defy the strike and resume lectures.
The Deputy Registrar, Information, Edward Aihevba told Vanguard on phone that the school would resume and that parents and students should disregard the statement of ASUU.
“We are partly funded by the students because we augment what we get from the state government with what the students pay and we have made our position to resume known to all.” he said.
However the University Chapter has reacted to this by releasing a statement advicising parents and students to disregard the news of reopening the university .
The Statement Reads as follows:
“We wish to notify the general public that we just closed from our congress and resolved to continue with the nationwide strike approved by our national body on
4th November, 2018, a strike that is meant to revitalise public universities including our own AAU, Ekpoma.
“For ASUU AAU, Ekpoma, it is only the national leadership of the Union that can direct the suspension of the strike. We are intact and in support of our national strike action.”
The statement advised parents and guardians that “Ekpoma is fully on strike and therefore should be guided not to risk
the lives of our dear students by allowing them to travel unnecessarily because of a purported resumption.
It will be counterproductive to reopen the university when our members will not be available to attend to the students or teach because of the on-going strike.”
Well the school has defied all odds and opened her gates for students to come for there usual academic activities.
There has been fears that the Union chapter of AAU might likely disrupt activities for today but as at the time of this report, nothing like that has happened.
It is clearly known now that AAU is in full session and nothing can stop it from delivering its constituted