ASUU Strike Clocks Five Months

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The ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of University, ASUU, has clocked five months with no immediate end insight.

Both the striking University teachers, parents and guardians of students, are lamenting the socio-economic impact of the continued shutting down of Federal government owned Universities across the country.

It all started with a warning strike declared by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU on 14th February, 2022.

The University teachers claimed, they had become fed up with unfulfilled promises and failure to honour agreements legitimately entered, on the part of the Nigerian central government.

For five months running, the classrooms have been shut, University environments deserted and thousands of students roaming the streets.

Not even street protests by students from both the Federal and State owned Universities across the country to press home calls on the authorities to meet the demands of their striking lecturers, has changed the narrative.

There is no doubt that the no work, no pay placed on the University lecturers, is already taking a deep toll on their finances and the well being of homes.

At the Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu Alike, Ikwo, it is a tale of lamentations by some of the teachers.

Academic watchers are worried that with the latest hard posture expressed by the Nigerian leader on the striking University lecturers, the end to the several months of campus closures may still take a longer time

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