Averting another ASUU strike
The tertiary education sector is sitting on a time bomb. The Federal
Government is yet to honour its agreement with the Academic Staff Union
of Universities (ASUU).
President of the association, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi had, in
announcing the “conditional suspension” of the previous strike, said the
action was taken after the union gave the Federal Government a deadline
of the end of October to fulfil its promises.
We don’t want another sttrike, however short it may be. The
universities and their students are yet to recover from the last one.
Exams that should have long been concluded are only being rounded off
now. The holiday that is supposed to follow has been shortened. The
academic calender has been disrupted.
We can’t afford to have further disruption of our academic calendar.
No one knows how many Nigerian students were involved in accidents
and how many died on our bad roads when traveling to and from school at
the commencement and cancellation of the last ASUU’s strike. We can’t afford to risk the lives of these students again.
I beseech the Federal Government to do the needful and avert this impending calamity.