ASUU had on March 14, declared an extension of its warning strike by eight weeks over the failure of the Federal Government to meet its demands
- The students argued that, in all the strike actions of ASUU over time, there had always been claims and counterclaims from both the lecturers and the government
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the National Association of University Students, Osun State chapter has threatened ‘drastic action’ over the persistent strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
In a statement issued on Monday, and jointly signed by the Chairman, the Secretary-General and the Publicity Secretary; Eruobami Ayobami, Olaniyan Saleem Opeyemi and Lawal Idris Tomiwa, respectively, the student body bemoaned the persistent closure of schools, stating that the feud between the striking lecturers and the Federal Government had remained a hindrance to the academics of Nigerian students.
The statement read in part, “for years and still counting, it has become glaring that the issue of the feud generated through the seemingly unending clash of interests between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, that has desisted to fade away in any bit has undoubtedly become an insurmountable hindrance for the academic proceedings of all affected Nigerian Students, who happen to be the majority.”
The students argued that, in all the strike actions of ASUU over time, there had always been claims and counterclaims from both the lecturers and the government, arguing that the government seemed to be deriving fun from the unfortunate menace.
“Any ASUU strike that surface over time, the current one inclusive, is always surrounded with several stories and claims from the end of ASUU and corresponding counterclaims from the Federal Government. Regardless, all are still pointers to the fact that our leaders seem to be picking fun in all these disruptions caused to our lives.
“Despite the relentless wailings and yelling from the students whose lives are being toyed with, and our parents whose only retirement plan are us, their children, such issues like this that have us as the bearers of the brunt are noticed to be consistently addressed with the least of readiness and promptness from our leaders,” the students argued.
The students further threatened to take action, stressing that they had been pushed to the wall, and were with no other choice.
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