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The authorities, on July 10, 2015, directed the students to go on vacation, following the strike action embarked upon by lecturers of the institution who were allegedly owed 21 months salaries.

Wesley varsity remains closed four months after
Authorities of the Wesley University of Science and Technology, Ondo, Ondo State, have yet to reopen the institution four months after it was shut, our correspondent gathered on Monday.

Some parents and students, who appraised the development, said they were not happy that the school was not operating fully.

The authorities, on July 10, 2015, directed the students to go on vacation, following the strike action embarked upon by lecturers of the institution who were allegedly owed 21 months salaries.

A student, who identified himself as Albert (but did not want to mention his surname), said he was tired of staying at home.

He added that he was considering sitting for another Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination if the university refused to address its problem.

Albert lamented, “I have told my parents that by December this year, if WUSTO is not getting out of the crisis, I will sit for another UTME and forget about the school. In fact, I am regretting choosing the school. My parents preferred this school because it belongs to our church and because they thought there would not be frequent strikes, as we have them in public schools. But reverse seems to be the case now.”

Another 200 level student, who craved anonymity, said he sat for the last UTME and had started processing admission to another university.

“My parents saw the problem coming. That was why they asked me to sit for the last UTME and I have also taken the post-UTME, I am just waiting for the entire results to come out. I am tired of WUSTO.”

A parent, whose son is in the final year, Mr. Moses Amodu, lamented the situation, noting that it was difficult for him to withdraw his child at this level.

“What is happening in WUSTO now is unfortunate. I do not have the option to withdraw my child now because she is currently on a five-month industrial training, so I only pray for the school to resolve its crisis and go on with the academic activities.”

Meanwhile, the Public Relations Officer of the institution Mr. Samuel Akindele, on the telephone said the school management had resolved its crisis with the lecturers and would resume academic activities next week.

“We have already notified the parents that the school will resume next week. And immediately the academic activities commence, there will be no more problem,” Akindele stated.
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