By Babangida Galleon
Members of the joint campus committee JCC, in Adamawa state have Staged a protest blocking the main entrance to the state capital from the Hayin Gada axis of Girei local government area of the state.
The chairman, joint campus committee, Adamawa axis, Comrade Anasam Ishaya Maspalma told Fombina that News that the protest was a result of the inability of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, and the federal government to reach a compromise so that the ongoing strike action by the can be called off.
Comrade Anasam Ishaya Maspalma said students are the ones at the receiving end, saying during strike actions, they are often tempted to indulge in social vices.
“ this time around the students are standing up for their rights to say enough is enough. Let FG and ASUU settle their differences and call us back to our campuses”
He said landlords do not care about the hardship strikes put parents and students in, as such, they are not concerned whether students occupied their rented apartments for the session being paid for or not, adding that they only care about rent payment and this is yet another burden to both parents and some self-sponsored students.
“ There is no refund of money after payment and all of those things,so we are standing on our rights to say we deserve better, education is a right, not privilege”
He added that each time asuu is on strike, it affects the students, especially in terms of securing jobs as a result of the age factor.
“ This process is not a day thing, we will continue with this process until something is been done”
The Academic Staff of Universities Union (ASUU) and the Federal Government of Nigeria are in conflict over funding of the Nigerian Universities, better working condition among other ASUU demands.
As part of the resolution of its supreme organ during its meeting at Sokoto State University, the National Association of Nigerian Students NANS had threatened to shut down Nigeria, if the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) failed to resolve their differences, to allow students to go back to school to continue their academic programs.