Aggrieved students in Kano and neighbouring Jigawa State today had a peaceful protest against the Academic Staff Union Of University's (ASUU) incessant strike actions, which according to them is disrupting their academic calendar.
The students converged at Kofar Nassarawa Under Pass and marched to the Emir's palace carrying placards displaying messages that include, ” Our future our gate, don’t risk it’s”, “Education is a right, not a privilege”, “Ngige Must Go”, Adamu Adamu Must Go”.
Some of the students decry how the Federal Government always fails to honour agreements between it and the University Teachers Union, adding that the action is deceitful. One student said, " We sit on the floor to take lectures, our hostels are barely habitable, and they are not concerned because they send their children are abroad to study".
The angry students in their hundred briefly barricaded BUK by Ibrahim Taiwo road, in Kano and obstructed vehicular moment, as they peacefully march to register their displeasure of the disruption of their academic calendar.
Responding to the student's chant for academic freedom, the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero who received the students, said it is disheartening that the students are left idle.
He said he has been in discussion with both the Federal Government and ASUU and advised them to resolve the matter amicably.
“I will send an emissary right away to get first-hand information on what is happening now and I will do whatever it takes to make them see sense in resolving the matter," the Emir assured.
The incessant and now almost normal strike action by ASUU has left the students uncertain of when they would graduate from any Nigerian public university.
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