The Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko [AAUA] in Ondo State, yesterday partially commenced lectures as majority of the students have resumed for their second semester.
It was learnt that the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Femi Mimiko personally monitored the classes to ensure that the lecturers comply with the federal government order.
Some of the lecturers might have pulled out of the strike following a threat by the management that failure to resume may lead to termination of appointment.
Lectures held at History, Education and Mass Communication Department.
Already, the Management, through its registrar, R.O Olotu on Sunday sent a reminder to the students that, it was committed to reopening the institution for lectures.
A 400 Level student of History, Oladimeji Ogunwale said, “we have resumed and I received a lecture this morning. I think other Departments are also going on with their lectures.”
Also, a 200 level student of Mass Communication Department, Omoyemi Akinmolayan, said, “I think our Vice-Chancellor has compassion on us and that was why he asked us to resume; we have stayed too long at home. It is a very good development. I know that lectures will continue without interruption”
When asked if the lecturers who taught them were newly employed he said, said “there are no new lecturers in my department for now. We still have the old ones, who were in the class this morning. It is good that we have resumed. As a final year student, I am very happy despite that ASUU has really wasted our time.”