By Adejumo Kabir
Exactly a month after Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, was forced to close due to the strike the non-teaching workers embarked upon in December last year, lectures has officially began in the institution since last week.
Students that have resumed are attending classes in their hundreds.
Demola Ayinde, a student told Ife City Reporter that he has attended CHM102 class , a course offered by 100 level students of Faculty of Science, Agriculture, and Technology.
“CHM102 held today and were told to start preparing for exam” Ayinde said.
However, the Dean of Student Affairs, Isiska Aransi has confirmed to us in a telephone conversation that the second semester examination for 2016/2017 session will begin on 29th of January.
Aransi said the Senate of the university has directed to begin examination in the next three weeks saying the university calendar has been reviewed to accommodate the date.
As at the time of filing this report, electricity and water has been restored to halls of residence, health care centre has been opened likewise the university library.
It would be recalled that Non-teaching workers’ strike led to the disruption of these vital services in December.