ASUU Strike: Students in Dilemma


by Aliyu Idris

“The trouble with Nigeria is simply and squarely a failure of leadership, the Nigerian problem is the unwillingness or inability of its leaders to rise to the
responsibility, to the challenge of personal example which are the hallmarks of true leadership.” -Chinua Achebe.

It’s exactly four months since universities were shutdown due to the lingering ASUU Strike, it’s disheartening for millions of university students like me in this country who are at home idle their fundamental rights to education is thwarted.

The government and politicians are busy with their political and elections shenanigans and they did not bother to look into the menace of this excessive strikes.

The all aspirants vying for the presidential throne, none of them talk about curtailing the ASUU Strike this is utterly devastating, I always think about who to vote when it comes to issue of education in Nigeria.

To be candid, I don’t know how will this country continue to survive when its education sector is crippled, when the aviation sector wanted to embark on strike, a day to the strike the issue was solved because it’s not education sector, this is too ironical for Nigeria.

The elections misdemeanor is their concern now, they invest heavily in politics not education and other relevant sectors that will foster the country forward.

The strike may be over soon or next year after the elections.
Let’s turn to the Lord (Allah) in prayers, to give us best leaders who have the country at heart and to fulfill our vision and mission and make our country great.

Aliyu Idris is a student of Bayero University Kano and can be reached via mail