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ASUU Strike: Enough Is Enough, Return Back To Class – President Buhari

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After four months of tertiary education shutdown, and an agreement that fails to agree between the Federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, President Buhari has said enough is enough.

President Buhari stated that ASUU’s failure to come to terms with the Federal government is hurting the next generations and must stop.

President Buhari stated this on Monday during the visit of All Progressive Congress governors to his country home Daura, Katsina State.

President Buhari said it was worrisome that ASUU has failed to see reasons with the Federal government and the psychological effects of the prolonged strike on university students.

 

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Buhari said ASUU must come to terms with ASUU and consider the long-term effect of the strike on students and the generational consequences on families, the educational system, and the future development of the country.

President Buhari said, “We hope that ASUU will sympathize with the people on the prolonged strike. Truly, enough is enough for keeping students at home. Don’t hurt the next generation for goodness sake.

“Colonial type education was geared towards producing workers in government. Those jobs are no longer there. Our young people should get an education to prepare them for self-employment. Now education is for the sake of education.

“Through technology, we are much more efficient. We should encourage our children to get education, not only to look for government jobs.”

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Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, an association of university lecturers embarked on strike with a demand for the Federal government to implement their 2009 agreement.

 

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ASUU is also demanding immediate intervention from the Federal government in the country’s tertiary education sector to avoid collapsing.

 

ASUU said it is becoming a disservice that most universities in the country do not have the required infrastructure to produce quality graduates for the country’s economic development.

 

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Several negotiations have been held between ASUU and the Federal government team; they have, however, produced no tangible result.

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