The National Association of Nigerian Students, or NANS, has criticized the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) seven-month strike.
NANS claims that the strike has jeopardized the fundamental right of Nigerian students to attend education.
Comrade Olusesi Tolulope Samson, the chairman of the Lagos NANS, spoke on the students’ protest at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos on Monday when he was questioned about it on the Arise TV morning show on Tuesday.
He added that some male students went on to become mechanics, some took printing courses, and some female students became pregnant as evidence that the strike harmed the members’ futures.
Nigerian students’ basic human rights have been violated and perverted by the federal government. Some of the protestors who had been learning mechanics showed up with their ID cards yesterday. The lecturer said, “While some female students are pregnant, others are learning how printing works.”
According to him, the protest at the airport acted as a warning to the international community that there is a problem with Nigeria’s educational system.
The speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, and the ASUU leadership are scheduled to meet, and the student representative stated that the students’ demand is for the universities to be reopened. The student representative added that they were crossing their fingers for the meeting’s success.