Education

ASUU Strike: UI Students Unrelenting, Block Roads

Students of the University of Ibadan have continued their protest with the blockage of the Sango-Ojoo, Bodija road axis.
 

The students were protesting the unresolved issues between the Academic Staff Union of universities, ASUU, and the Federal Government leading to the closure of federal universities in the country three months ago.
 

Speaking with Radio Nigeria, one of the leaders of the protesting student, a 200 Level student in the Department of Sociology, Mr. Solomon Emiola, said Federal Government has shown a lackadaisical attitude towards the demands of their lecturers, saying the strike had affected their study duration in the university.

“We are tired. We have stayed at home for over three months at home doing nothing. We are tired of this protracted ASUU strike that has gone on for over 85 days. we are doing nothing at home”

Mr. Emiola said various avenues for peaceful dialogue had been engaged with Federal Government in a bid toward finding an amicable resolution to the crises.

 He said the protest would be sustained until the demands of the striking lecturers were met.

The protest almost turned violent yesterday when a military van arrived at the scene and forced its way through the protesters.

The blockage of the highway by the student had not only led to many passengers being stranded but also built heavy traffic within Orogun and Agbowo communities as motorists explored alternative routes within the neigbouring communities

Rotimi Famakin

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