There was a mild drama at Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta as most students refused to resume classes for the revision ahead of the much awaited second semester examination.
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that members of the Academic Staff Union of the Polytechnic, having, suspended their three-month-old strike, resolved to resume a week-long revision to refresh the memory of the students who had been away from the school since September 2017 .
The Chairman, ASUP MAPOLY Comrade Kola Abiola while announcing the suspension of the strike last week, said the lecturers have agreed to go back to class for the sake of the students who , many have described as collateral damage during the crisis between the ASUP and the state Government . .
Abiola had also said ,the management would decide when the examination would commence.
And expectedly, the management announced January 15, as the date for the commencement of the exam .
Surprisingly , despite the wide publicity of the suspension of the industrial action ,the students refused to resume two days after as they stayed away from the campus.
When PLATFORM TIMES visited the Campus on Tuesday morning, very few students were seen while some lecturers were also seen around the lecture rooms.
Few others were seen taking some classes with very scanty students .
Findings show that many of the students did not believe the strike has been truly called off as they hinted that it was a temporary suspension that would not last more than a week.
The few ones who were on the campus spoke with PLATFORM TIMES said they had anticipated the suspension ,thus, they had to resume for revision ahead of the January 15, examination .
It was observed that majority of the students that have resumed so far were the final year students ,some of them said they wanted to go with their colleagues in March for National Youth Service Corps.