University students across the country have been advised to engage themselves in meaningful dealings while awaiting federal government and Academic Staff Union of Nigerian (ASUU) to resolve the lingering crisis rocking the tertiary institutions.
The Chief Executive Officer of Erudite Millennium Ltd, Saheed Oladele, who gave this charge in a statement made available to newsmen stressed that it is expedient youths, particularly students, make use of their time and opportunities judiciously at their tender age.
Daily Trust reports that the government and ASUU have been at loggerheads for the past eight months over issues bordering on salary payment platform – Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) and other sundry issues.
Reacting to the development, Oladele also gave similar admonition to admission seekers, saying they should use this period to participate in the ongoing Cambridge A’ Level programme that will last for six months.
According to him, such engagement will give them ‘rare’ opportunity to regain their lost time during the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing ASUU strike, noting they will be able to secure admission to 200 level directly in any Nigerian university of their choice.
He said, “2021 May/June Cambridge ‘A’ Level Programme which starts on the 23rd of November 2020 will give students an opportunity to fill the gap before resumption and move straight to 200 level.
“An excellent Cambridge ‘A’ Level result is not only accepted for admission anywhere in the world but also attracts international scholarships and that A’ Level exam preparation does not only equip students with critical thinking skills but also eases them into the rigour of university education.”