Condemnations trail extension of ASUU strike
By Hussaini Ibrahim Sulaiman
Following the unresolved series of dialogue meetings between (ASUU) and the Federal Government representatives, which ended with no agreement over six months of the staffs’ strike, students expressed their predicament.
A cross-section of students interviewed by The Daily Hint lamented the position, revealing their terrifying ordeal since its inception.
An interview with Abdulmalik Ibrahim, a student of Aliko Dangote University of Science and Technology, Wudil, said he was very saddened when the news of the strike’s extension reached him.
He said that, he was optimistic that ASUU could call-off the strike in its last meeting with Federal Government representatives.
“I was terribly shaken when I heard the news. I had expected to wake up in the morning with the news of schools’ resumption but I suddenly heard something otherwise.
“I’m tired up sitting at home for over six months. Federal Government and ASUU should consider our situation,” he said with a visible grief.
A level 300 student of Bayero University Kano, Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education campus, Fatima Ahmad Bello Adamu, begged the authorities especially Minister of Education Malam Adamu Adamu, to resolve the crisis so that universities nationwide could resume lectures, as the school joined the strike for two weeks to attend to ASUU’s demands..
Abdullahi Musa, a student of of Aliko Dangote University of Science and Technology, Wudil, expressed his feelings over the strike.
The irate student alleged that ASUU is extending the strike for their self-interests, not for the students, as always the association claim.
“Most of their children are studying overseas at various prominent universities across the world, leaving us in this strained atmosphere.
“If ASUU is truly doing the so-called struggle for students, they should have to call-off now at six months.
Why not bring and try other strategies if this is not working?” he lamented.
He added that, youths are the backbone of people, stating that knowledge is the most powerful tool used to operate them.
“If illiteracy encircled youths, nothing would move forward,” he said, adding that: violence will immensely increase economic and social life devastation