February 25, 2024
Strike: Tension as ASUU NEC meets today to decides the fate of Nigeria Students

Strike: Tension as ASUU NEC meets today to decides the fate of Nigeria Students

The National Executive Council of the Academic Staff Union of Universities will started their meeting by 4 p.m. today Sunday, 28th of August to decide the fate of Nigeria students whether to call off this strike.

The NEC is ASUU’s top authority for making decisions.

Depending on the conclusion of the NEC meeting, ASUU’s strike, which started on February 14, 2022, may or may not be called off.

According to a member of the NEC who spoke with our correspondent on Sunday, “the meeting had commence by 4pm.”

Following the impasse at the union’s meeting with federal government representatives last week, ASUU instructed its zones and branches to organize congresses.

READ ALSO: ASUU: UNILAG VC believes the strike will end quickly.

Some of the students who spoke with our correspondent voiced worry about a potential long-term strike.

One final-year Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba Akoko student said, “Asuu has helped me realize that some pupils are nothing without school.” For instance, I just watched movies, whereas some parents are only concerned with their children’s academic performance.

Another student at the Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology (OAUSTECH) said the past 6 months had been a wasted time and effort for her as he hoped for the strike to call off and all her hoped was dashed.

Finally, a student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State named Peter Anikpe said I think the educational system in Nigeria is of no or less importance.

I’m just a 100Level student of English and Literature Studies, and the things I see makes me wonder if one could be done with a 4 year course as it is slated.

I honestly will not cast the blame on people who seek to school abroad. I honestly would love to tag along if I had the opportunity or resources.

If you look closely, you’ll see that few of those who talk bitterly about the abysmal state of the Nigerian educational system are people who have had one or two of their educational pursuits outside the country – the running mate of Peter Obi is an example! Only those who had traveled away from home could really see their countries for what they are.

This nation is playing a hide and seek game with the future of her youths, and it’s unforgivably sad, even more sad that these people speak condescendingly about us – the students!

The manner with which they handle this issue makes me wonder if they actually realize the depth of our despair. This nation is shaken. The system is shaking. May we heal.

Strike: Tension as ASUU NEC meets today to decides the fate of Nigeria Students

 

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