The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Friday described the Virtual matriculation organised by the Vice Chancellor, Osun State University, Professor Labode Popoola as a scam.
The Union lashed out at the VC, alleging that he was aiming to use the matriculation to get financial favour from the federal government.
The Union stated that its Strike was still on to get Federal government commit funds to infrastructure, including Information Communication Technology which is central to online delivery mode.
In a release signed by the Ibadan Zonal coordinator of ASUU, Professor Ade Adejumo, ASUU described the virtual matriculation as a charade.
The Ibadan Zone of ASUU comprised University of Ibadan, Ladoke Akintola University, University of Ilorin, Kwara State University and Osun State University.
According to the Union, the University has succeeded in exposing the hapless students whose parents are experiencing non-payment of salaries, amputated salaries, disengagement and rightsizing due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the world to be exploited by cybercafe operators.
ASUU noted that poor students do not have the wherewithal to cope with financial demands of online learning saying this is why ASUU is on strike to make Government fund revatilisation of infrastructure including ICT.
The University of Osun had conducted virtual matriculation in a ceremony attended by only the principal officers of the institution led by the Vice Chancellor, Labode Popoola who stated that the institution will strive to be a 21st century university.
But ASUU stated that UNIOSUN cannot complete effectively as it lacks the infrastructure to execute e-learning delivery.
According to the Union, members of the Union are on strike adding that the students should not be scammed to expect virtual classroom. ASUU maintained that many public varsities have weak to non-existence ICT infrastructure.
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