By Nneka Ehujuo

Nigerian students have condemned the incessant strike actions in the nation educational sector.
Speaking to Vanguard Education Weekly, a cross section of university undergraduates lamented their ordeals during the recent industrial action embarked upon by Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) which lasted for over three months.

Mr Chimezie Ehujuo, an undergraduate of Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), while condemning the strike action,said it has caused great harm to Nigerian Universities. “I feel terribly bad about the strike, because as an undergraduate I cannot talk of a complete semester lectures as a result of the strike”. He disclosed that he suffered for staying away from school which left him with no option than to assist his parents at home.

Speaking further, Mr Chimezie said: “this session will be very hectic as school returns back,and prayed to God to give him the strength and assist him in his studies”.

He however, noted that disruption in academic calendar has adversely affected the students, adding that, that was why most parents send their children aboard for quality education.

In her reaction, a final year student of history and international relations, Imo State University, Miss Chidimma Okeke, noted that  “the strike has affected her a lot because she would have been a graduate by now, but  was still battling with university education”.

She expressed optimism that in a matter of months from now, she would be a graduate and will not experience ASUU strike again. “It will be a hurry work this semester, I pray to God for his grace in order not to give room for lazyness”.

Meanwhile Miss Chidimma said she supported the strike if that will make the federal government to address the problems with education system.


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