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Primary School Pupils Protest Lingering ASUU Strike (Photos below)

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Pupils of a private primary school in Osun state on Monday, July 25 staged a protest calling for the end of the over five-month old strike by the Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU).

The little ones stormed the entrance of the Obafemi Awolowo University campus in Ile-Ife with placards in the company of some grown-ups demanding an end to the lingering strike.

The pupils carried different placards which read, “Don’t borrow our future away,” “I am the future ASUU, make no mistake about it,” “I am the future ASUU.” Don’t forget”.

Meanwhile, president Muhammadu Buhari has bemoaned the prolonged strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, saying enough is enough.

The president stated this on Monday in Daura, Katsina State, when he received some governors of the All Progressives Congress, legislators, and other political leaders at his residence.


President Muhammadu Buhari has bemoaned the prolonged strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, saying enough is enough.

The president stated this on Monday in Daura, Katsina State, when he received some governors of the All Progressives Congress, legislators, and other political leaders at his residence.

“I hope that ASUU will sympathise 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.

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“Students from Nigerian universities will be faced with the challenge of competing with others in a highly connected and technology-driven work space, and keeping them at home only deprives them of time, skill and opportunities to be relevant on the global stage.

“Colonial type education was geared towards producing workers in government. Those jobs are no longer there. Our young people should get 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.” He said.

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