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LASU postpones exam indefinitely as protesting staff shut campus

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The management of the Lagos State University (LASU) has announced the indefinite postponement of its 2019/2020 first semester General Nigerian Studies (GNS) examination after the non-academic staff of the institution shut the school’s entrance.

Ademola Adekoya, the institution’s spokesman, broke the news in a statement on Monday.

In the statement titled “2019/2020 first semester GNS examination postponed indefinitely,” the institution said the measure was necessitated by the ongoing strike by some unions of the institution.

“As the 2019/2020 first semester examinations of Lagos State University (LASU) come to an end, the General Nigerian Studies examination has been postponed indefinitely,” it read.

According to the Director, Centre For General Nigerian Studies, the postponement became expedient because of the ongoing industrial action by some of the unions of the Institution.”

The institution said a new date would be announced for the exam, while enjoining students to monitor its information platforms for updates.

“All the concerned students are advised to check the university information platforms, website, official bulletin and others from time to time on the new dates for the GNS examination,” it added.

The development comes days after the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) embarked on industrial action.

Members of the institution’s chapter of NASU were said to have shut examination halls and other facilities in the school on Monday to disrupt academic activities.

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