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ASUU Strike And The Fate Of Nigerian Students

By Adejumo Kabir

There is a popular saying that “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”. The fact that my citadel of learning, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife did not join the ASUU nationwide indefinite strike will not stop me from writing.

Arguably, education in Nigeria is no longer the master key but a spare key. Since ASUU strike has now become World Cup that occurs every 4 years, then students future is not balance.

What do you expect from a country governed by a man who is not physically fit. Until our leaders visit the gym to exercise themselves intellectually, nothing good can come out of the country.

Gov. Ayo Fayose posted picture of his son who graduated from Covenant University some months ago and many stormed social media to celebrate him #babarere babake. Why not come to any of the government owned school?

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ASUU will not die of hunger, they need to be attended to. They are not that Ogbeni in Osun State that boasted of not collecting salary at Ife last year.

The President is sick, Education is sick and we are yet to get a good therapist to prescribe the right therapy to cure the corrupt illness of the country.

Is the future of education system bright at all? I doubt this.

If this persist, how then do we stop Militants, Boko Haram and other terrorists.

Don’t forget the quote of that woman: “with gun, you can kill terrorist but with education, you can kill terrorism

My advice to students: Learn a trade, build yourself, be independent and fight for your right. If you are clamouring for #Nottoyoungtorun, don’t forget #Nottooyoungtofight because that is the only language our corrupt rulers (not leaders) understand better.

Adejumo Kabir

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Journalist and Public Affairs Analyst writes from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife