The dispute between ASUU and the Federal Government of Nigeria has been lingering for over a decade. The issue mostly affects the students of higher institutions, therefore, there is the need for the government and ASUU to reach an agreement for the benefit of Nigerian students.
Although the statement of the ASUU president seems to be a little bit convincing, our major concern is how this association will find a way of expressing its demands without embarking on a strike that affects students.
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It is pertinent to note that ASUU is the only body or group fighting and rooting for the cause of Nigerian students in tertiary institutions. It still stands tall among its peers when it comes to challenging the powers that be on issues to do with education.
Apart from its agitations for the welfare of its members, ASUU is known to have been fighting for raising the academic standard and bringing it at par with other universities in the world. University infrastructure and transparent recruitment processes are other cravings of ASUU.
However, there should be another way of resolving these issues. Both sides must reach amicable resolution to this unending dispute.
Zainab Muhammad Sangaya Department of Mass Communication Borno state University