Abdulrasaq Isiaq Mustapha writes,
The country has turned upside down because of this so-called strike that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has threatened to embark on and the only language that the federal government understands as claimed by the union.
However, some students are rejoicing while some are very sad, some are in the fulcrum of both because they are happy on one side and sad on the other side.
Some students contended that their academic activities for the year hadn’t been accomplished but the union kept threatening with an unwanted holiday. But it seems like magic that blooms like beautiful misery (for those who are happy) and like a pandemic (for those who are sad) and this is due to the failed promises of the federal government.
The students are at a receiving end while the government has refused to help the students out of this cankerworm theme. To be in school is a battle itself, a battlefield where the students and their handouts are in serious fighting.
Also, students read like they are going to die tomorrow because they are aiming for a better future and they were told that they are the leaders of tomorrow. Tomorrow is near and they haven’t acquired what will qualify them to be a leader due to the nature of the Nigerian system of education.
However, a good question we need to ask ourselves is who is to blame for playing with our future between ASUU and the Federal Government?
The glaring truth is that the government is to be blamed but yet some are still blaming the union, (ASUU) because they hope there should be another medium for the union to express their grievances to the federal government distinct from the strike.
In addition, students believe that the federal government and ASUU are destroying their future in respect of this incessant strike by ASUU. The future is paving a way for the students but their school certificate is denying them access to it due to the dispute between the federal government and ASUU (strike).
The graduates are at the lower level to some people that don’t even know how to read a word in financial status, but yet they choose to be educated because they believe either now or later their certificate would be useful. But the sarcastic question we need to ask ourselves is: What would be our fate if ASUU embarks on a fresh strike?