The Effect of #ASUUStirke: Reaction of Students

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Hello all, I have had to chill a bit (posting important and confirmed news only) as my Oga(s) at the top have almost turned me into a liar – jus doin us as dem wish. God dey.  I still promise them a legal battle after the strike…

On the matter, to all those that got their hopes high, I’m sorry. I’m as anxious as you people sef (But una dey para o).

In the meantime, I’ve received so many mails as to how the strike has affected students and to my surprise everybody (I’m talking about those that wrote to me) wants to go back to the classroom.

Here are some of the mails I got over the weekend concerning this strike.

Due to repetition of points, I have picked out 3 and I have tried to keep their replies as original as possible;

“The two parties are to blame: The Federal Government and The Academic Staff Union Of Universities, these two do not seem to understand that by allowing the strike to go on, they are causing more problems for the country that is already in deep soup. The traders in the universities and its environs contribute a great quota to the countries economy, think am lying? We have an average of 50 traders in most Nigerian universities, multiply this by the number of public universities we have in Nigeria and you will see am very correct, this traders haven’t made good sales for abt 4 months now, because the students who represent the highest percentage of their customer base are sitting joblessly and wasting at home!”BRAIMOH Oluwatobi – FUNAAB, Abeokuta

“ASUU strike has affected me both negatively and positively, negatively in the sense that I have kinda lost the zeal for reading, and positively in the sense that I have had time to do other things like my music and also learning my graphics. I really miss school. I really miss the school stress. I miss everything.”CHINEKE Ifeanyi (UNN, Nsukka)

“Just like yesterday almost 5months ago, we were in the hostel, Elkanemi hall to be precise, when a roomie brought d News of d strike to us,with initial thots of of the news being bogus – not until about 3 people confirmed it. I was not bothered cos I was thinking, dat d strike ‘ll be over in a week or two, not knowing d strike ‘ll linger 4 dis long. 

Now to how d strike has affected me, to me I’ll say its been 70% blessing nd 30% burden, 70% blessing in d sense dat d strike afforded me d opportunity to get a well paying Job, and on d other hand a burden cos it has slowed down my Education. Most of my colleagues and friends have engaged themselves in one lucrative thing or the other, I have a friend dat has gone into Photography and another 1 into acting.

In conclusion, this strike has been a blessing in disguise, for me in particular – some of my colleagues are bored @ home and would give anything 4 dis strike to be over.

But seriously FG nd ASUU  must resolve dis issue fast, make dem do normal o 8-| …Merry Xmas in Advance everyone.”OLUTAYO ABULUDE, 200L LAW STUDENT UNILAG

So the strike is going into its sixth month, what have you done with the time you’ve had, how have you engaged yourself to pass time, has the strike had a good or bad effect on you besides having your education in a standstill? If you were part of ASUU or FG what would you do considering all issues faced?

You post your comments below (on the effects of the strike on you) and if you have other subjects you’d like us to research on, do send an email to trkingil@360nobs.com.

KingFemii

KingFemii

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9 comments

  1. pple normally comment on ur post 2 minutes after u post it, I should know, I follow u, may be cos u lied. Well asuu has been positive and negative 4 me, my parents are the very protective parents that don’t believe u when u say u got a job so, I have bin locked up @ home just getting fat which us the bad part but I have managed 2 earn a little online, spent more time with my parent and mending some shakey areas in our relationship and I have read a lot of books I.kept waiting 4 me all those time I was in school. and my relationship with God normally gets shakey when i’m home but now I have had time 2 discipline myself so that’s the good part but I can’t wait 2 get back 2 school cos I feel like my life isn’t moving forward and I am not sure of most things I start cos they could call off any day so not knowing is just frustrating.

  2. Dis strike makes me so useless @ om to d extent i cant see any differences btw maself nd d maid, always engage wiv two or more than choreses which has not bn lyk dah nd dese really gets me mad dah derez nofin dey do dah meets me in a good mood am always pissd off @ their attitude towards me nd am 4rm a om dah u re not allowed to learn or work so ever since av bn om working, eating, sleepin nd readin posts regardin to asuu nd fg. So all i plead 4 is dah asuu nd fg shld pls find a resolution stand to all dis nd call off d strike cos am naw ashamed of maself bn om nd ma fwends re in schl. It really sucks.

  3. AS A MATTER OF FACT AND THE WAY THE COUNTRY IS GOING NOW.EVeRY STUDENT SHOULD ENGAGE HIMSELF IN A SKILL THAT WILL EARN HIM A SOURCE OF LIVING.COMMITTING ALL YOUR TIME AND RESOURCES INTO ACADEMICS ALONE MAY CAUSE U LOTS OF DISAPPOINTMENT,EVEN DEPRESSION.70% OF UR TIME CAN EARN A’S OR B GRADE IN THE UNIVERSITY.DIVERTING THE REST 30% INTO SKILL PROGRAMS LIKE FASHION AND DESIGNING,ARTS,PHOTOGRAPHY, ETC WILL EASE U OFF FINANCIAL BURDEN IN A STATE OF ASUU STRIKE LIKE THIS.WE GO TO SCHOOL TO ACQUIRE KNOWLEDGE AND APPLY THE ACQUIRED KNOWLEDGE TO GET WHAT YOU WANT FOR YOUR LIFE.AN INTELLIGENT STUDENT SHOULD BE VERSATILE AND NOT MONOLITHIC in order TO BE SELF RELIABLE.IF ASUU SHOULD CALL OFF THE STRIKE TODAY AND UNIVERSITY SENATES APPROVE AND PUMP OUT MULTITUDE OF GRADUATEs INTO LABOUR MARKET,DO YOU THINK YOU WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY ABSORBed (GET JOB).AM A STUDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY,STRIKE OR WITHOUT STRIKE MY INCOME FLOWS STEADILY BECAUSE I GOT THE SKILL.PLS DO SOMETHING WITH YOUR LIFE AND STOP BEING A PURE STUDENT.EXCELLENCE IS RATED AT 70%.U CAN DO SOMETHING WITH THE REMAINING 30%…….Awojide,udus

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