A few days ago been Monday, the 14th of August, 2017 was a remarkable date in the life of students. It came like a joke until it became evident. Today is the 4th day since ASUU strike begun. Recall here that the joy of students in the tertiary institutions was taken away. Everyone is afraid of the reoccurrence of ASUU strike 2012 happening again. Students are worried for so many reasons -they just wish the strike is called off, so they can complete their academic calendar at will.
Our correspondent, after interviewing a student of the Federal University of Technology Owerri. We got to know that the school is just returning from a 3months+ strike which started from February and ended May after many deliberations. The strike was as a result of the protest students of the university had against the Vice Chancellor, Professor Francis Eze for the illegal increment of school fees. We also got informed that the school just started the second semester, of her academic calendar and now, another strike hunt them. They are feeling very sad as their mates in other schools are far much ahead of them. Many other schools are facing same problem. They plead for the Federal Government intervention.
Naijland.com bring you all good news today. Be happy once more for the ASUU strike might be called off anytime from now, considering the recent concern the Federal Government is showing towards rendering a peaceful dialogue with ASUU.
Judging from the recent meeting Senator Chris Ngige, the minister of Labour and Employment had with the leadership of ASUU which ended up positively. The senator promised that the federal government is already doing everything possible to ensure a warm resolution between the FG and ASUU. Saying that the country can’t afford to disorganise the academic calendar of the students, so they would do everything possible to ensure that all students go back to school sooner than we expect.
According to the Deputy Director, Ministry of Labour, by name Mr Samuel Olowookere. He declared that the FG has agreed to the Forensic audit of 30billion naira given to ASUU in 2010. And state that the Federal Government has promised to be given monthly remittances to ASUU while the Audit last. The meeting ended undoubtedly well. We hope the federal government keep to their words so students can go back to school as they promised.