Ondo students block highway as they protest lingering ASUU strike (photos)
The lingering strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in Nigeria, has caused protesting students of different Universities in Ondo state to block the Ilesha/Akure road.
The students who took to the streets in anger were drawn from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, and the Olusegun Agagu University of Technology, Okitipupa.
The aggrieved students barricaded the road to vent their anger over their continued stay at home due to protracted industrial action by the striking lecturers.
ASUU has been on strike since February 14, 2022.
See more photos of the protesting students below…
WithinNigeria recalls that Festus Keyamo, Nigeria’s Minister of State for Labour and Employment, revealed why the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Federal Government have unable to reach an agreement on the ongoing strike.
ASUU decided on Monday to extend its statewide strike for another three months.
fter multiple failed reconciliation sessions between both sides, the strike began on February 14, 2022.
Speaking at a press conference in Ilorin to mark the 40th anniversary of the Michael Imoudu National Institute for Labour Studies (MINILS), Keyamo, who was represented by MINILS Director-General, Comrade Isa Aremu, said the issue was about two conflicts of rights and interests.
According to him, the ASUU strike had turned into strife that had worsened the education sector in Nigeria.