The academic war between Management of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA) in Ondo State and its striking lecturers has deepened following a report that the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Femi Mimiko has commenced recruitment of new lecturers to replace the striking lecturers, having refused to pull out of the ongoing Academic Staff Union of Universities’ (ASUU) strike.
It was gathered by the jorunalists that Prof. Mimiko is determined to re-open the university on December 2, after he had ordered the students to resume this Monday for the commencement of the second term semester programme.
But the Chairman of ASUU in the institution, Dr. Busuyi Mekusi has described the move by the management as illegal.
He has claimed that the union would resist any action by the Vice-Chancellor to illegally recruit new workers to replace the striking lecturers.
Details coming soon.