Second semester examination kicked off, Tuesday, at Rivers State University of Science and Technology, RSUST, despite the ongoing strike by lecturers of the school.
Deputy Registrar/Head of Information and Publication Unit of the university, Mr. Desmond Wosu, told Vanguard that the university had to go ahead with the examination despite the strike by Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, because the examination was approved by the university’s senate.
He said the students wrote examinations on several courses such as GNS, adding that the examination would continue, adding that some lecturers under the aegis of ASUU in the university were on strike but it would not affect the examination since it was approved by the senate.
Meantime, Chairman of ASUU in the university, Dr. Felix Igwe, has faulted the decision of the management of the university to go ahead with the examination while lecturers were on strike.
He said the students had not been adequately prepared for the second semester examination, adding that the lecturers had been on strike since August 13, and the students were only taught for a few weeks.
He accused the university authorities of flooding the campus with security operatives.
Wosu, who denied the allegation, said that no form of force was applied on the students to write the examination.