Students of Delta state University, Abraka, Ethiope East Local Government Area of the State have lambasted the Vice Chancellor of the University for what they described as arbitrary pally of the school with ASUU, adding that since the school is a State varsity, there was no need in joining ASSU strike, looking at the enormous implications.
The students, however expressed fear that a four year programme of the school may turn to be 6 years with the move by the VC to bring DELSU back into the National body, ASUU.
Apparently, the students fears had come true, as DELSU Congress voted to also join the four weeks national ASUU DECLARED strike.
Some students had accused the VC for acting before engaging his brain to think. According to the students, the VC had become tyrannical and had no foresight required of a leader. “For six years DELSU NEW peace had a continuous stable academic calendar because the previous DELSU administration worked with ASUU, DELSU to get out of the National body because of the too frequent and several closure of Universities bringing about instability in the academic calendar of Universities.
This was in the best interest of our students, parents and government are spending so much funds for the university.
“But as soon as Egwueyenga came on board, he put on the cap and title of a Comrade and asked his brother comrades to bring in the National officers to his office and pleaded that DELSU be accepted back into its fold. There were speeches to denigrate past administrations of DELSU.
“They laughed foolishly and there were photographs taken everywhere and finally ended up at the Senior Staff Club to eat and drink to stupor. Today, DELSU students who ought to have started their second semester by February in the past, had barely resumed two weeks, registration just commenced and no lectures yet and now are being sent back home compulsorily due to the lack of vision of the neophyte university administrator in the name of Prof. Andy Egwunyenga. Could it be that they are sent home to work to make money and then return to pay the exorhitant school fees? Students and parents, even government should not be happy about this negative development in the new history of DELTA University Abraka whose quality of education is falling rapidly. God save this university if government would not!.
“Delta State Government has already long being paying the allowances that Federal Universities are fighting for. That is why like Anambra state University now known as Udumegwu Ojukwu University has refused to join the strike becos they rightly feel its a waste of time for state University to do so as they are not under the federal govt.
“They prefer to wait to fight for new conditions from their State Government when ever a new scale emerges at the Federal Level. This is a better approach for all State Universities. As it is, DELSU is wasting students time due to no fault of theirs or that of the State Government. If staff were going on strike because of the high school fees in DELSU, that would be understandable”.