University of Ilorin, UNILORIN, has joined the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to proceed on a two-week strike, for the first time in 20 years.
ASUU declared a warning strike on Monday this week, and UNILORIN in a shocking move, joined the union.
The school had rejected previous industrial actions called by ASUU as a result of a split in the association in the institution. This resulted in the university becoming famous for a stable academic calendar.
The UNILORIN ASUU branch chairman, Moyosore Ajao, told PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday that University of Ilorin will join in the strike action.
Speaking on the school’s over 19 years of uninterrupted academic calendar, Mr Ajao said, “everything that has a beginning must surely have an end.”
Mr Ajao said all academic activities in the school will be on hold for the period of the warning strike, including the first-semester examination that is currently going on in the school.