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Strike : Female students appeal to FG, ASUU

By Chris Ochayi

Abuja – The National Association of Nigerian Female Students (NANFS) yesterday appealed to striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Federal Government to resolve their differences to enable them return to class, lamenting the stalemate is already turning some female students into prostitution.

President, NANFS, Miss Ifeoma Ofo who made the appeal in Abuja, said the protracted FG/ASUU face off has created many social vices amongst the university undergraduates in the country.

She said the almost three months industrial action embarked upon by ASUU has affected students serious and that both parties should see reasons to sheath their sword and resume talks with a view to reopening the schools.

“We appeal to ASUU and FG to reach agreement so that we can return to class and continue with our normal academic activities because further delay could be dangerous”, she said.

Blaming the Federal Government position on the current disruption of academic activities in the nation’s universities, the President, said the country is blessed with abundant resources to meet the demands of the striking ASUU.

According to her, “the association has observed with alarm the non-challant posture put up by the Federal Government over this strike”, wondering why the government should at this point in time refused to sign the agreement reached with ASUU in 2007.


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