The ongoing strike by the Non -Academic Staff Union of Universities have dampened the activities of students of the Obafemi Awolowo University , Ile – Ife .
Most of the students preparing to write their 2016 /2017 Second Semester examinations , are distraughted over the union ’ s nationwide industrial action .
Student wail over their lack of electricity , water and access to the university’ s library and health centre due to the strike.
With lack of electricity , they are forced to study with the aid of candles and torches . Some of them have had to endure long spells in the cold harmattan weather to read under the solar energy – powered street lamps on the university campus .
A student of the OAU ’ s Faculty of Agriculture , Saheed , blamed the university authorities for not making adequate preparations before asking the students to resume .
“ I am currently feeling pains in my eyeballs . I was forced to start reading with candle light since last week. In the Awolowo Hall where I live , we don ’ t have light and water . I am frustrated already because I cannot afford to have an extra year. You still have to read in this poor situation as we have been having tests vigorously , ” he said .