Following the collapse of a staff of the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, Monday, the management of the university had directed all its students to proceed on recess with immediate effect.
According to the university’s spokesperson, Kayode Sutton, the directive became necessary as a precautionary measure to avert any unfortunate incident on campus since academic activities were not in progress, following the strike by lecturers under the aegis of Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU-LASU chapter since May 20.
Sutton who stated that health workers at the institutions health centre under the aegis of Senior Staff Association of Universities, SSANU-LASU, are also on strike since May 23, however, said it was better for the students to go home under the care of their parents than roamed the campus aimlessly.
He said: “A staff collapsed today on campus, but while he was rushed to the university’s health centre, nobody was there to attend to him, which prompted him to be rushed to the Igando General Hospital. If such unfortunate incident happens to any student tomorrow and something unfortunate happens, the management will be held responsible.
“In view of this, the management has directed all students of the university, full-time, part-time and postgraduate to proceed on recess with immediate effect to avoid any unforeseen circumstances. All students of the university are expected to vacate the university premises, including the female hostel until further notice, as resumption of academic activities will be announced in due course.” [Vanguard]