Public universities waste of time – Students lament as ASUU begins strike

Nigerian students have expressed frustration as the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, declared a nationwide strike on Monday.

The strike was declared during a press conference addressed by the President of ASUU, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, following the Federal Government’s inability to implement previous agreements.

According to ASUU National President, the strike will be “comprehensive and total”

Students have taken to social media lamenting the pains of attending public universities in Nigeria.

Some lamented about rent while others called out the present government for failure to meet demands.

Here are some comments gathered  Twitter;

@Kizito_CFC “At this point going to public universities is a waste of time you fit have children before you graduate. Make una go learn skill wey go give you money during this time. Bless.”

@Fasoye_Mide “I remember the last warning strike was for 1 week and then it lasted for 6 months. Omo 1 month warning strike???”

@Dan Akali “Warning strike for one month then full strike action can last for one year,On a serious note, this is just to reflect that the FG doesn’t take anyone serious. Continuously postponing promises you made to your staff/universities.”

@RFemiEmejis “ASUU no show love ohhhhhhh.”

@Lamar_raph “This country sha declares one month warning strike. So no permanent fix to this ASUU problem, for years now we’ve been suffering this issue.”

@TochukwuObasi1 “These things that are happening in Nigeria is very disappointing, the worst part of it is parents will use their limited resources to source their wards from school with all these issues Which after everything the person might not even get a job. wasting our time with strikes.”

@Dorcas_aj “Na only for Nigeria, you go enter school, to come out na war.”

@Passion “So after telling my mum that I’m graduating this year u will now come and tell me that strike starts on Tuesday. There is God ooo!!”

@Irosky1 “Asuu abeg I have just paid my house rent.”

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