The Oyo State College of Agricultural Technology (OYSCATECH) has been closed down due to the non-payment of lecturers’ salaries.

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) embarked on a 21-day warning strike following an emergency meeting held last week Thursday.

According to The Nation, the union had earlier given the school management an ultimatum to pay the outstanding nine-months salary.

Afees Adeniyi, chairman of ASUP and secretary, O.O. Opadijo, signed the letter on behalf of the union addressed to the school’s management.

“We demand constitution of a high-powered Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) Monitoring Committee outside the Bursary department to monitor the income and expenditure of the college in order to ensure transparency.

“We demand immediate stoppage of payment of our salaries in fractions. We want the government to grant 100 per cent subvention to our college. This strike will be total.

“There will be no activities on campus. No examination, no project supervision and no attendance of any statutory meetings, either in academic board, faculty, department or committee,” the union wrote.

The 21-day strike which has crippled academic activities on campus is expected to end December 27.



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