Frustrated by the continued strikes embarked on by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Nigerian students have taken to the streets in protest against their enforced stay at home.
The students said both the Federal Government and ASUU are simply wasting away the lives of the students with their enforced stay at home.
Many of the students took to the microblogging platform, Twitter, to express their displeasure over the continued industrial action by ASUU.
The hashtag, #EndASUUStrike has been trending for over 48 hours on social media as the strike enters its 82nd day.
In several tweets monitored by The Quest, the students said they are tired of staying at home as a result of the lack of agreement between the federal government and ASUU.
Some of the tweets are as follow:
Royal_Prince (@IreoluwaPatrick) “How do you convince the upcoming generation that Education is the Key🗝️to Success when we’re surrounded by Poor Graduates and Rich Criminals?” https://twitter.com/IreoluwaPatrick/status/1522261531643240450?s=20&t=R-f-pxaJEhI2xun6DvDLIw
Sikiru Akanni (@AkanniKarounwi) “We “🇳🇬n Students” Cannot Continue Like This!!! #EndASUUStrike Now before it metamorphoses into a Nationwide protest. Mobilization will be ongoing now and the long-overdue #EndSars 2 will have its place. Nigerian Students’ lives matter. All well-meaning Nigerians should be.” https://twitter.com/AkanniKarounwi/status/1522477349765320705?s=20&t=R-f-pxaJEhI2xun6DvDLIw
Premier of UNILORIN (@Premier_100) “It is not as if the government will create jobs after our education. At least, let’s go to school in peace and graduate at the right time. End this strike and save our future!!!!!” https://twitter.com/Premier_100/status/1521866582460444673?s=20&t=R-f-pxaJEhI2xun6DvDLIw
Å•Y Bliss (@Aybliss_) “#EndASUUStrike voice haven’t been heard by the right people in charge. Go storm aso rock and ministry of education, stop protesting on front of you school gate, the school is also a victim.” https://twitter.com/Aybliss_/status/1522483955446038528?s=20&t=R-f-pxaJEhI2xun6DvDLIw
Olusoji Folayemi (@OlusojiFolayem1) “We are tired of staying at home. Open our universities. We need to move to the next phase of our lives #EndASUUStrike.” https://twitter.com/OlusojiFolayem1/status/1521813849468452864?s=20&t=R-f-pxaJEhI2xun6DvDLIw
Ayobami (@Ayoo_Bami) “So my younger sister vacated and still resumed while I’m still at home. Now, she don bring assignment again for me to help her with😪. With this head that’s getting book-dead? #EndASUUStrike” https://twitter.com/Ayoo_Bami/status/1522263025994063872?s=20&t=R-f-pxaJEhI2xun6DvDLIw
ASUU has embarked on industrial action since March over the federal government’s implementation of the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) in the universities.