Parents, Students Hail ASUU Over Strike Suspension

The academic body ‘conditionally’ called off the five-week-old strike yesterday to the delight of students and parents across the nation.
ASUU President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, had on Monday directed all university lecturers to resume work on Tuesday.
Students who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Tuesday, expressed their happiness that the Academic Staff Union of Universities had called off the strike.
Al’Amin Lawal, a 200 level student of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, said he was short of words to express his happiness over the new development.
I cannot express my joy since I heard that ASUU had called off the strike because I was about to finish my semester examination when the lecturers commenced the strike,” he said.
He commended the union for the decision, saying it would enable them to complete their examinations and move to the next level.
Musa Bala, a 300 level student of Bayero University Kano, described ASUU decision as a welcome development, as students would now resume normal academic activities.
He, however, called on the Federal Government to keep to the agreements reached between it and the lecturers in order not to disrupt academic activities in the universities in future.
The Federal Government should try as much as possible to keep to the promises made to the lecturers as that will go along way in ensuring uninterrupted academic activities in our universities,” Bala said.
Similarly, most of the parents who spoke to NAN on the issue expressed gratitude to Allah for making it possible for the government and lecturers to reach an agreement on the strike.
They, however, advised the lecturers to always go for dialogue in resolving disputes rather than resorting to total strike.


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