More woes for Nigerian students as ASUU extends strike by 12 weeks

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has extended its ongoing strike by three months.

This development follows the failure of the federal government to reach an agreement with ASUU.

The university lecturers downed tools in February following the refusal of the government to honour the 2009 agreement reached with the academic union.

Speaking in an interview on Monday, ASUU president Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke stated that the union has extended the ongoing striike for a further 12 weeks.

“We have decided to extend the strike for another twelve weeks,” he said.

The move will compound the frustration of Nigerian students who have been unable to go to school since the strike began.

Some of the students, like the ones at the University of Benin (UNIBEN), have began protesting against the government. They’re urging students to register to vote so that they can sack unwanted politicians who leave local education in jeopardy while their children school abroad.

Ahead of the 2023 polls, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) also threatened to disrupt primary elections in Abuja if ASUU and the government fail to reach an agreement by the end of May.

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