Academic activities at the Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education (AOCOED), barely 24/hours after resumption, has been brought to a sudden halt by staff that barricaded the institution entrance over unpaid minimum wages.
The staff were said to have blocked the school gates early in the day with a claim that the institution’s management was not sincere on payment of the new minimum wages.
As gathered, the aggrieved staff were said to have earlier decided to embrace dialogue and not adopt strategies embraced by their colleagues in other institutions in demanding for accurate payment of their wages.
Also, the staff earlier decision was said to have been reached as a way to protect students in terminal classes that were yet to write their examinations in the institution.
The Guild gathered that the earlier decision has been put aside by staff after efforts to get AOCOED management to dialogue on when payment of the new wages would be effectively paid and other benefits cleared.
During the meeting, management was said not to have an affirmative response and that the staff decided to halt academic exercise.
It was learnt that the protest that has halted academic activities was led by the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) of AOCOED who was said to have prevented entrance into the institution.
The protesters were said to have locked the gate at about 6: 00 am to ensure academic, non-academic and students do not have access to the premises which the staff believe would compel the institution management to accept their demands.