The called-off three months strike by the Academic Staff Union of University has gained different reaction from students.
The decision to call off strike was reached after a meeting with the representative of the Federal Government led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige on Thursday at a press briefing in Abuja.
According to the ASUU president, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi who said the government has shown a level of commitment by meeting some of their demands.
He also said the government had signed a new agreement that would fast-track the revitalization of universities, one of the major demands of the body which lead to the industrial action.
Students who have spent more than the normal years in school have shown satisfaction for the called off the strike while some have condemned the action, saying it’s a political decision made ahead of the general election
@Mayowasam1999 said “It is really a good step by the government, but we all know if there were no elections they won’t attend to it. I just pray we don’t go back to where we’re coming from after the election.”
@oheng2000 said “As much as I like the fact that #ASUU has called off its strike, personally I think this is wrong timing. One week to election? Are they looking for ways to get students back to school and use them for election thuggery? Students shine your eyes ooo. Don’t be used.”
@iniobong tweeted: “How ASUU strike has not been a dominant issue in the ongoing presidential campaigns shows how unconcerned we all are about our shoddy education system.”