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Nigerian students threaten to shut private universities over ASUU strike

UNIVERSITY students under the umbrella of National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, yesterday, took to the streets in Ado Ekiti,...


Protest: Polytechnic students protesting against ongoing nationwide strike, on Ikorodu Road, Lagos, yesterday.
UNIVERSITY students under the umbrella of National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, yesterday, took to the streets in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State capital, calling on the Federal Government to accede to the demands of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.

They equally threatened to shut down activities in the private universities in the country should the crisis linger on.


The students who displayed several placards with various inscriptions, lambasted the Federal Government for its failure to honour  the agreement it  entered into with ASUU since 2009.


Speaking on behalf of his colleagues,  Asafon Sunday,  Director of Action and Mobilisation NANS, South–West, claimed between 2000 and 2011 the Nigerian government earned about N48.48 trillion from the sale of oil alone, against N3.10 trillion earned between 1979 and 1999

He said the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, in 2012 financial year alone generated N5.12 trillion from tax paid by the masses.

According to him: “With this tremendous upswing in the revenue at the disposal of the Nigerian government, one would have expected such to translate to commensurate improvement in the quality of Nigeria’s public education as well as other social services.”

He condemned the refusal of Federal Government to budget a reasonable amount of money to education sector as recommended by UNESCO which is 26 per cent of the country’s total budget.
Sunday noted that some countries with smaller Gross Domestic Product, GDP, like Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Morocco and Botswana had budgetary allocations to education sector as follow, 31 per cent,20 per cent,23 per cent ,17.7 per cent and 19 per cent respectively to 8.5 per cent that Nigeria government had budgeted for education in 2013.

Also speaking, Steven Adara ,a student leader from Ekiti State University,  EKSU , lamented that government officials and prominent Nigerians were not bothered about the crisis in the public universities because their children were in private schools overseas.

According to him: “We will mobilise  and disrupt academic activities in the private universities because it is the sons and daughters of the rich that are in these schools.”

15 comments

  1. Hmmm we are faced wit bad leaders

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  2. That's the begining of REVOLUTION! GJE is busy boasting that he will contest and win in 2015. Asari Dokubo is now silent.

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  3. NANS,your grouse and fight is with the FGN and not with private universities. It would be better you solicit the support of the private universities rather than disrupt them. Look for the jugular vein of the FGN and strike at it and not the other universities because FGN kids do not school there. They are all overseas.

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  4. Let it b the begging,revolution NANS!

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  5. The union will be treated as intruders should they carried out the treat on private universities and many of them will spend terms in prison . Instead they should close down activities in government secretariats

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  6. The union will be treated as intruders should they carried out the treat on private universities and many of them will spend terms in prison . Instead they should close down activities in government secretariats

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  7. The students union will be treated as intruders should they carry out their treat on private universities and some of them will spend terms in custody and prisons instead they should close down Governments secretariats

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  8. Lies......let the revolution begin from there......most of the stake holders in this country at present still have their children and wards in these Private institution...check very well......let everyone feel the pain.....university calender should be ractionalized just like the Primary and secondary school calender.......Nonsense

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  9. with this kind of Nigerian police, some of the students will end up losing their lives by the gun shots of Nigerian Police.

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  10. so unfortunate.... theres a very thin line between jealousy and envy. The students NANS plan to disrupt are also citizens with rights just like them. clearly NANS has no clear vision of where its going.
    Do you think with the present security isssues in the country, just cause you disrupt a few private schools that will get the governments attention? it has bigger issues to worry about than you shutting down private schools.
    you think their wards are still there? if that is quiet true, you shut it down, i'm quiet sure they can afford to send them elsewhere... adding to that, you have given them a reason not to listen to you cause you have broken the law.

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  11. Violence I support not,virtually every state in Nigeria has a university "state or federal" mobilize and storm the states secretariat NO VIOLENCE 4 2-3days,if nothing is done,major streets and roads shd be blocked.......rubbish,selfish,arrogant,dumb,shit head leaders Nigeria has....LET THE REVOLUTION begging !!!!!!!

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  12. Revolutionist! I hope U're watching events in Syria, Libya, and Egypt. If U manage to escape to a safe place, what about Ur Family & friends?
    As for the strike, ASUU shld continue if it will stop or prevent future strikes. Though, it is affecting my full time M.Sc Computer Science program in a federal university in a North western state. I'm in full support of ASUU's ACTION. I have even gotten myself a part time job to keep body, soul & most importantly my family together.
    Strike till 2009 agreements are implemented FULLY.

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  13. The strike is not about distrupting the peace of private universities but as it has been said earlier by one of the comments. Private universities is another community on its but WE feel your pain and that's is why ASUU must compel and plead with FG. Bcos Education is the backbone of any economy. Great Nigerian Student, Great!!!. One Love.

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  14. El matosky,so u even go school,I think say u be vulcaniser or welder. Na wa o! Send me ur CV make I employ you for my company.

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  15. @anon 11:25. U shall remain anonymous for LIFE. As for Ur JOB offer, I believe U can offer the JOBs to Ur kins men. MUMU.

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