According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has called on parents and students to show understanding in repositioning and saving the country’s university system from total collapse.
Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, National President of ASUU made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos during the week.
According to Ogunyemi, the strike is not to short-change neither the students nor the parents and other key stakeholders but to save the country’s university’s system from collapsing.
“We want to call on our students and parents to show understanding with our struggle as we are in this together.
“The whole essence of this struggle is to ensure that our students get worthy and deserving certificates that they will be proud of anywhere they may find themselves in the world. The struggle is to ensure that we save Nigerian universities from going the way our public primary and secondary schools have gone,” Ogunyemi stated.
“We do not want our universities to go the same way because a lot of our parents may not be able to afford the private university fees,” he added.
Ogunyemi concluded by saying that university students might be staying longer at home as no concrete resolution had been reached with the federal government so far.
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