The Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) on the morning of Wednesday, 23 of December 2020 decided to conditionally call of a long strike that has already hit its ninth month.
Kemi Filani News recalls that the strike kicked off around March 2020 before the Coronavirus lockdown even started in the country and this put a big delay on undergraduates which the strike has automatically added to their stay in school.
The National President of ASUU, Biodun Ogunyemi was the one who made the announcement in Abuja, and he did so during a briefing, stressing that the calling off of the strike followed consultations the body’s National Executive Council (NEC).
However, details regarding the resumption for students were not revealed.
But well, we can decide to look at the situation of things ourselves before ASUU says something.
The resumption will definitely not happen this December because the festive period is here and students and even the lecturers will be busy with their families enjoying the times.
Also a second wave of the deadly Coronavirus pandemic that will push us into a lockdown is looming and certain reports have it that a new strain or mutation of the virus is already in the country.
The residents of Lagos state, the most jam packed state in the country have already been warned by the state government, as they have banned some particular places, functions ahead of the festive period.
It would be hard for students to even resume now, a ban on inter state travels might happen and definitely students will not be able to move to their respective schools.
Health is important definitely.
Here are some Nigerians already thinking this way