The Vice Chancellor of Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Prof Felix Kolawole Salako, has warned the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in the university to desist from de-marketing the institution on the altar of “personalised unionism.”
The Chairman of ASUU FUNAAB, Dr Adebayo Oni, had reportedly said the institution cannot resume academic activities now because there was no preparation on COVID-19 safety protocols.
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Oni, in a report published by a national daily (not Daily Trust), said “The lectures halls are overcrowded.
“As of today, in my own campus, I have not seen any facility for hand washing. Who is to provide sanitisers? Do you expect lecturers to provide sanitisers for themselves?”
But Salako, while addressing newsmen at the university in Abeokuta, Ogun State, described the comment as shocking and a disservice to the institution.
The VC said contrary to the ASUU narrative, the institution has made adequate preparations; both medical equipment and infrastructure, to ensure students receive lectures virtually and physically in compliance with the safety protocols.
He said apart from the provision of hand sanitisers made by the university and handwashing facility at every point, the management had fumigated the campus and hostels over 10 times since the outbreak of the virus in Nigeria.