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“It’s been five years and I’m still in the 3rd year” – Nigerian Students Laments over ASUU Strike in Emotional Video

Three Nigerian students have expressed how the current Academic Staff Universities union (ASUU) strike has made them learn skills while sitting at home.

In a BBC interview, Nigerian students have lamented about the crisis caused by the incessant Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike, and how it has caused them untoward hardship. 

Two young students who spoke to the BBC said that it has affected them and their time is being wasted. It should be noted that lecturers went on strike because of unpaid allowances. 

One of the students, identified as Nwachukwu Goodness Chidinma, said she has been using her time to apply for scholarships abroad and get online jobs 

A UI student, named, Ayomide Babalola Elizabeth, revealed that though she does not have a Plan B, she has been working on her music career 

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A student of the University of Ibadan (UI), Ayomide Babalola Elizabeth, said that a course she should be studying for four years may take her five to six years because of perpetual strike actions. 

Ganikanwa Chukwunonso Davis, studying at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), stated that they have paid for hostels they are not staying because of the strike action. 

Another undergraduate, Nwachukwu Goodness Chidinma of FUTO, added that she should have been done with university education, but despite being in school for five years, she is still in 300 level. 

According to Elizabeth, she is using the forced holiday to perform as a gospel artiste. Chidinma on the other hand is working as a freelancer online. Plan B Chukwunonso has resorted to learning how to make clothes. 

All of them except Chidinma said they do not have a plan B. The online freelancer said she has been applying for scholarships and will be glad to leave the country.

Watch the Video Below:

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