university students in Uyo laud ASUU and federal government over suspension of strike

Some university students in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital have shown excitement over the recent suspension of the one month old strike by the Academic Staff Union of University, ASUU, expressing gratitude to the union and the government for making it possible for academic activities to resume in Nigerian public universities.

The students who spoke with PLANET NEWS described the suspension of the strike as a right step in the right direction to salvage the nation’s educational sector from further decay, adding that they will now resume normal academic activities without disruptions.

Some of them however advised the Federal Government to ensure the implementation of the agreement reached between it and the Union, saying this was necessary to check further interruptions of academic activities in the nation’s tertiary institutions.

One of the students, who recalled his experience during the strike period, said it was not a pleasant experience as it was a setback to him as well as other Nigerian students who were made to remain at home during the period.

ASUU, through its President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, announced the suspension of its five weeks old strike on Monday following a closed door meeting with the Federal Government’s delegation.

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