By AbdulSalam Muhammad, Kano.
The Kano University of Technology Alumni Association has declared that industrial action always embarked by the university lecturers was no longer fashionable in Nigeria.
The association also charged the striking university lecturers to be creative in fighting the course of education in the country.
Addressing the Press in Kano shortly after its maiden annual general meeting, one of the members of the alumni group, Fahad Ibrahim Danladi, stated that “resorting to industrial action as a means of arm twisting the federal government overtime has not in any way yielded any positive result, more especially now that downing of tools has become a bandwagon in resolving industrial dispute in Nigeria.
“I personally believe that their approach should be different from the current practice which in my opinion would refocus the strategy in industrial dispute. I don’t subscribed to this whole concept of strike action that has been made notorious. It has not work out anything and I don’t think it’s a panacea to the lingering problems facing education in Nigeria.”
Danladi though, agreed that ASUU is fighting a genuine course but maintained that the association’s position is that there has to be alternative to strike to save the future of the teeming students.
“I’m saying with all modesty that the industrial actions of the ASUU has been detrimental to the nation’s education sector and has not yielded any positives and as such they should change tactics and adopt new measures that are going to help the education.”
The KUT alumni however urged the federal government to see to the quick resolution of the impasse to allow students resume lectures and other academic activities.