The students of Bayero University in Kano state North West Nigeria have taken to the street in protest of the on-going ASUU strike

The students of Bayero University in
Kano state North West Nigeria have
taken to the street in protest of the
on-going ASUU strike, as the students
have asked the federal government to
give ASUU what it has demanded
within a week.
Though, the students were restricted to the
university gate in a peaceful protest staged
in support of the ASUU, they say they will
not stop, neither will they retreat nor
surrender until the federal government
honours its agreement with ASUU which
will eventually take them back to classes.
President of the Student Union
Government in Bayero University Kano,
Comrade Muhammed Sani says they have
waited for so long and students’ academic
calendar has been affected by the strike
action, but worst of all government’s
refusal in granting ASUU’s request.
Meanwhile, the ASUU chapter of the
university had to cut its meeting short, to
attend to the students
The Vice-Chairman of ASUU BUK chapter,
Abdulsalam Khalil says there is no going
back until the demands of the Union are
fully implemented.
In the meantime, the students have given
the Federal Government up to one week to
meet the demand of ASUU, the failure of
which they say will resort to a nationwide
students protest.
It will be recalled that lecturers, under the
aegis of ASUU, had on June 30 embarked
on what it had described as
comprehensive, total and indefinite strike
in public universities across the country,
running into its 98th day today.
The President, Academic Staff Union of
Universities (ASUU), Dr Nasir Fagge, said on
Tuesday that the current strike by lecturers
of public universities in the country was a
sacrifice for better things to come.
He said unless the deficits in the education
sector, especially the university system,
were addressed once and for all, there
would be no development.
The lecturers are asking for the
implementation of some aspects of an
agreement they jointly entered into with
the Federal government in 2009.
He said that the industrial action was a
sacrifice needed to salvage the entire
economy of the country and it is
regrettable that the strike is protracted, but
the decision of ASUU to remain adamant
until its demands are fully met is non-
negotiable though uncomfortable and
worrisome

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