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Students of UniAbuja protest prolonged ASUU strike- Enough is Enough!


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The latest report reaching us is that Students of University of Abuja protest the prolonged Asuu strike on Monday, 16th September, 2013. According to them, the Asuu strike had paralysed academic activities in the nation’s universities. Read the Full post below has published by Punchng

Reporting… Students of UniAbuja protest prolonged ASUU strike- Enough is Enough!

Students of the University of Abuja on Monday staged a protest against the prolonged nationwide strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.

The protesting students called for an end to the strike, saying that it had paralysed academic activities in the nation’s universities and was gradually mortgaging their future.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the protesting students, who carried placards, first converged on the SDP Junction in Gwagwalada before moving towards the Airport Road.

They urged ASUU and the Federal Government to amicably address the issues that constitute the “bone of contention” in the overall interest of the students and the nation at large.

One of the student union leaders, Mr. Toyonkiki Sunday, said the protest was to draw the attention of ASUU and the Federal Government to the pitiable plight of the students.

Sunday said students were fed up with staying at home indefinitely and implored the two parties to explore all avenues to resolve the dispute amicably and immediately.

“Our only reason for staging this protest is to draw the attention of ASUU and the government to our plight; we are tired of staying at home,” he said.

Another student, Peter Egbe, a 300-level English Language student said that ASUU and the FG “should, by whatever means, resolve their differences as soon as possible to enable us return to class.”

NAN reports that all efforts to get the views of the university Public Relations Officer on the students’ protest proved abortive.

Also, civil society groups under the auspices of Joint Action Front and the Academic Staff Union of Universities will on Thursday converge on Abeokuta, Ogun State to protest against the failure of the Federal Government to meet the demands of the striking university teachers.

Teachers in the nation’s public universities commenced industrial action last July 1 to demand the implementation of the 2009 agreement they signed with Federal Government.
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