We have seen light at the end of the tunnel-Prof. Emma, ASUU chairman says.

It seems that finally a resolution has been made to put to an end to the prolonged strike of over Eight (8) months. The Academic Staff Union of Universities Chairman, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke has given reassuring words that the lingering strike and crisis between the Federal Government and university lecturers would be resolved soon with the intervention of the House of Representatives .

Osodeke said on Monday at a meeting the Speaker of House of representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila and others, He said ” For the first time, we’ve seen light at the end of the tunnel, Let’s put a beautiful end to this thing we have started, so that we have a university system we can be proud of. I also want to appeal that in the future, nobody should allow strike to linger. It shouldn’t go beyond two (2) days, if the way the National Assembly had intervened had been done long ago, we wouldn’t be where we are today. We wouldn’t have stayed more than two or three days”.

All this is coming just as the Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila, who briefs the leadership of ASUU about his meetings with the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari, over the crisis said he expected that the strike would be called off in a matter of days.

All this sounds more reassuring than what we’ve hearing but yet no definite date has been set for resumption and this is still causing doubt on some, because while some students have eagerly been waiting on resumption to their various campuses most have “moved on” with their lives and have found either a skill to acquire or gotten jobs that pay off well and thus aren’t too excited about the development. Infact most students concluded that there won’t be any academic activity till next year, that is how deplorable the educational system in Federal universities have become. Eight months can’t be regained, no matter the resolutions and agreements made.

Lolade Omole

Lolade Omole is a prolific writer, poet and also an active web developer.

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