TASCE lecturers not on strike —Management

THE management of the Tai Solarin College of Education (TASCE), Omu-Ijebu, has faulted claim credited to two members of the College of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) that lecturers in the institution were on strike over unpaid salaries.

This was contained in a statement made available to the Nigerian Tribune in Abeokuta, on Wednesday, that the state government had suspended activities of all staff union in the institution.

Nigerian Tribune recalls that one Dr Dan Oludipe and Modupe Oba-Adenuga, as chairman and secretary respectively, wrote a letter that staff of the first tertiary institution in the state were being owed salaries running into several months.

The management did not deny the fact that government owed salaries and that the issue would be resolved soon.

The statement said, “The management is not aware that the staff is on strike because majority of the staff do come to the office regularly and attend meetings. To confirm this, is the release of the final year results to enable the graduands of the College secure universities’ direct entry admissions for the 2016/2017 academic session.

As for the commencement of the second semester lecture, 145 out of 184 academic staff as at Thursday, last week, indicated their willingness to commence lectures immediately in order to retain the old students and attract new intakes.