During the meeting, the stakeholders looked at the effects the industrial action has caused the University and its students in the last six months.
The stakeholders also noted during their meeting the negative effect the prolonged strike had caused on the students, parents, staff, alumni and the University at large.
“The university had experienced low patronage of candidates seeking admission into the school, due prolongation of academic calendar and stay of the students on campus, the inability of staff to meet up with their financial obligations, and inability to pay staff salaries, among others.”
Recall that, the Vice-Chancellor had earlier pleaded with ASUU on Sunday during his third-year thanksgiving ceremony at the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Chaplaincy of the University.
According to Professor Olanipekun, he pleaded with the Union to “reconsider their positions on the current nationwide strike in the interest of Ekiti State University, being a State institution with its peculiarities.”
He also added that they “restrategize because the union is negotiating with a seemingly deaf and dumb government.”
Meanwhile, the resolution from the Stakeholders’ meeting clearly stated that academic activities should resume earnestly.
“Participants at the meeting deliberated extensively on the matter and resolved that, in the interest of the teeming population of our students, and their parents and the survival of the university.”
Therefore, the stakeholders had concertedly decided that the university management should reopen the university without further delay for the continuation of academic activities.
“It has become imperative for all members of staff currently on strike in the University to resume normal official activities.”