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Anxiety as ASUU, DELSU VC  clash over the resumption of academic activities



• Stakeholders slam Prof. Andy of saboteur

•ASUU accuses VC Andy of betrayal

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has clashed with the vice -Chancellor of Delta State University, Abraka, Comrade Prof. Andy over the abrupt back out from the ongoing strike by the University.

It would be recalled that the proactive governor of Delta State, His Excellency Senator Ifeanyi Okowa decisively ordered the Comrade VC, Andy to end friendship and romance with the ASUU, having seen the frivolous moves by the VC.

The VC had no option but to obey the order of his employer to avoid being disgraced out of office.

It was learnt that just that the VC was meticulous, there was no need for the State University to join the ASUU strike, as the State government was reportedly paying allowances Federal Universities were agitating about for staff and lecturers in the state varsity.

Stakeholders slam Prof. Andy of saboteur

Angry stakeholders and students have described Prof. Andy, vice- Chancellor Delta state varsity as a saboteur in the educational sector in the state.

Following the release from the DELTA State University management that students should resume immediately and that matriculation had been scheduled for today (Saturday) Congress decided to visit the school and interview some students, staff and parents.

A staff (name withheld) interviewed, spoke first in parables when he stated that “ whatever goes around, must come around. Administration, they say is continuous but it was not so with the incumbent administration in Delta State University, Abraka. Welcoming him with the title of Comrade VC and our Saviour by sycophants, he began to undo all the good things that were in place”

The staff added: “The VC was soon so intoxicated that he and his cohorts, including Pat Muoboghare who sneaked into DELSU in 2017 with some National ASUU Officials to try to foment trouble for the previous administration for not allowing them to hold their unapproved meetings in the Senior staff club, were immediately invited, wined and dined with ASUU, after the resumption of Andy as VC, of which they told the public that DELSU had chosen to join the National ASUU body again.

“The result is that the continuing peace and stable academic calendar enjoyed for almost a decade had NOW been disrupted.

•ASUU accuses VC Andy of betrayal

A lecturer from the University of Benin City, monitoring the ASUU strike was disappointed in his visit to the school. He stated, “it is a thing of shame when the ones Comrade VC has now come to be known as the ‘Saboteur’ VC because he had been threatened by Delta state government”.

The lecturer insisted that the strike had not been called off and that lecturers should not resume academic activities.

However, the tug of war between the VC and his imposed ASUU chairman, Professor Demaki who has insisted that the strike had not been called off by DELSU- ASUU, saying that the VC is on his own, showed that the VC had shot in his leg.

The chairman of ASUU Professor Demaki, in a letter, addressed to the school also stated that the lecturers in the state varsity should not resume lectures.

Another parent who identified himself as Stephen noted that DELSU is in deep shit as it stands. “The VC now found himself in a quagmire for the misstep and wrong decision he hurriedly made. God save DELSU”.

He further asserted, “Today is matriculation in DELSU and most of those who were expected to matriculate could not come from their various destinations for three principal reasons, some matriculants interviewed stated.

Those who spoke with Congress correspondent on the poor turn out said, ‘first’, the announcement to resume was too impromptu and so those in the interior may not have heard. Secondly, those who had travelled home far away could not get to school before today.

Thirdly, some students had no money to travel back to school until their parents got funds by the end of the month and fourthly, the issue of the high school fees that are yet to be resolved points to the possibility that academics will not be continuous.

Finally, they attributed it to the tug of war between the VC and his imposed ASUU chairman, Professor Demaki who had insisted that the strike had not been called off by DELSU-ASUU and the VC is on his own.

“Please see letter released by the DELSU- ASUU Chairman.