A Nigerian female student on Twitter with the handle name @Oluwayemisii has expressed her anger over the ongoing strike extended by the Academic Staff Union Of Universities, (ASUU).
The student took time out to properly address those that asked university students to use the opportunity of time offered by ASUU strikes to learn a skill.
She said strikes are setbacks and not something to be seen as blessings since they cause unnecessary delays in students’ academic pursuits.
The student took to Twitter to say she is not keen on getting any more skills. Instead, she said she wants her degree.
She tweeted: “I really don’t like when people say ‘take advantage of the strike and learn a skill’. If I wanted to be a shoemaker, I wouldn’t have seen the need to go to university to study.”
“These strikes are not a blessing. They are setbacks please. A degree that you should round up at a go, you’ll be taking breaks of six months. Someone out there will now tell you to learn tailoring.dishing foolish nuggets and adjusting to a rather foolish system. we’re always adjusting to senseless things in this country. “
“Yes, I’m upset. I don’t want anymore skills. Just give me my degree abeg.“
When she made the tweet, it attracted so many reactions from Nigerians online.
Here are a few:
@DanielRegha replied: “The ongoing ASUU strike is frustrating but it will be in ur best interest as a student to make good use of this time & learn a skill or side hustle cos it will benefit u after schooling; Its no news that there’s very little job opportunities in Nigeria. So prepare urself now.”
@DJay_illfingaz replied: “Not normalizing irregularities, but it is actually true that you need to learn skills. Skills doesn’t necessarily mean you should go learn brick laying. Don’t you know about Soft skills and digital skills? You can learn in Udemy, Cousera etc. You will still need them in future.”
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