ASUU: No Election While We’re Still At Home — OAU Students

ASUU No Election While We're Still At Home — OAU Students
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As students of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun state yesterday resumed protest over the ongoing ASUU strike, the student leaders have vowed to stop the election if the schools do not resume classes.

Africa Daily News, New York reports that the students converged on the main campus of the school University around 7am with placards, pen, and exercise books as they claimed some of their lecturers will be at the blockade to lecture them.

They blocked the Ife-Ibadan express road around 10 am leading to gridlock on the highway, while motorists make detour to avoid the traffic.

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Speaking with journalists, OAU Students’ Union’s Vice President, Aworanti Grace stated that the students bodies across the country has warned the government over their refusal to meet ASUU demand, saying though the election is important education is more important.

‘We have warned the government not to allow students to move to the streets before resolving their impasse with ASUU. Now that we are here, we will continue to protest until the schools are reopened.

‘We will not allow an enabling environment for any election, especially, the Governorship election in Osun in July as well as the general election next year if the situation is not addressed.

‘Also, we want a permanent solution to the crisis, not temporary that will, after three or six months call for another strike or protest for proper negotiation’, she said.

Meanwhile, the immediate former Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba has apologised to Nigerian students over the lingering strike by the Academic Union of Universities (ASUU), stating that even his children are also affected.

As part of moves to end the incessant industrial action by university lecturers in public schools, he said the federal government is working out a funding structure for the varsities.

Africa Daily News, New York

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