27-Feb-2019

Four Government Schools Rarely Affected by ASUU Strikes


ASUU strikes occur because of the inability of the Federal Government to respond to its demands. Hence, the union can embark on indefinite strikes which could last for more than six months.

Four Government Schools Rarely Affected by ASUU Strikes

Over the years, Nigerian Universities have been plagued with incessant strikes embarked on by either the school itself, the Academic Staff Union of Universities {ASUU} or other bodies in the education sector. ASUU strikes, in most cases, occur because of the inability of the Federal Government to respond to its demands. As a result of this, the union can embark on indefinite strikes which could last for more than six months. These strikes can be really frustrating and usually have lasting effects on the academic and social lives of students; they could end up spending five complete years studying a course which normally should not exceed four years. Also, while some might be forced to leave school to acquire a certain skill or get married as a result pressure from parents/society, others who desire to acquire a university degree no matter the cost it attracts might end up paying expensive fees to study in a private school within or outside Nigeria. However, there are government universities that do not take part in some industrial strikes carried out by ASUU.  

These schools usually opt out of most industrial strikes in order to meet up with their academic calendar for the session. Below are three Government owned universities that are rarely affected by ASUU strikes because of one reason or the other.

Obafemi Awolowo University

University of Ilorin

Delta State University

Federal University of Technology, Akure