Students of tertiary institutions affected by the over eight months ASUU strike has raised concerns over the inability of the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to reach an agreement.
This has led to an outcry from Nigerian students as some of them took to Twitter to lament the disruption in academic activities, house rents and so on. Here are some of the twitter comments;
@Babatunde_901 “This your struggle with the government is getting annoying. Let the students resume, find a common ground with your boss please.”
@AammrAdamu,” As a university student and a final year student for that matter no one can fathom the amount of pain that this strike action inflicted upon me, I just do hope it ends as soon as possible.”
@Margaret “At this point I don’t even know who to support ASUU had been on strikes in the past, yet I haven’t even seen results from previous settlements while the government is more interested in other things than the education of its youths who voted them into power.”
@GbolahanOladime “Why not ask for 100% autonomy. Generate your fund, Finance your expenditure while the government only gives annual subvention at its will, then you can determine how you are paid. It is the students that are suffering this prolonged strike because at the end of the show, you get full salary.”
@Ajayi Elijah “Firstly, we didn’t benefit from the government nor ASUU. If ASUU collect the money, does it mean we are not going to pay for house rent or school fees? FG doesn’t care for us likewise ASUU, you guys are playing politics with us (Students).”
@Oluwaseun, “I just woke up and about to grind pepper again. Clinical skills going down the drain. FG and ASUU which way now?
@Biobiodun “It’s been 237 days since ASUU began its strike. A whole year is already wasted.There’s no view of the strike being resolved. All we keep getting are empty promises, romance meetings, meet & greet, back & forth tug of words. No side is willing to concede all at the expenses of the future of Nigerian students. By the time students start revolting and agitating, they will start saying insensible and meaningless statements.”
@Fatibash1 “My ID will expire in December and if by then you don’t resume I will forget about the University degree. Continue with my business In Sha Allah.”
@Umar_abasir, “ASUU on the right path FG is just playing with our future, I feel like I am not a student anymore spending almost one year at home Is not easy though, if school finally reopen you can’t differentiate between returning and fresh students.”
@HeadGheng “Like this now my house rent is wasting and my landlord will not even reason with me that’s my problem.”
@Abubakar “Both ASUU and the federal government are playing with our senses. Because they don’t care about us they will do anything for their own benefit.”
Recall that ASUU has been on strike since March, demanding more funding for universities and also fighting the implementation of the IPPIS.