The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has described as a crime, the unending strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.
NANS therefore handed down a 14-day deadline to the Federal Government to resolve the matters involved with ASUU, failure of which Nigerian university students would embark on nationwide protest to press the matter further.
The above formed part of the resolutions reached in a communiqué issued by NANS in Enugu after a virtual meeting by its leaders.
It said the continued strike was an organized crime against students’ career and educational pursuits, adding that NANS would no longer fold hands and allow students to be wasting at home.
The statement said that the #EndASUUStrike protest will have economic shut down as the major target.
It reads- “That NANS declares the necessity of minimum of two academic session school fees waiver for Nigerian students in both state and federal institutions in the spirit of COVID-19 palliative to ameliorate the economic effects of the lockdown occasioned by the global pandemic.
“This is to avert mass drop out of students which may increase crime and criminality among youths in the country.
“That the government has failed to prioritize education, hence the failure to deploy necessary fund for complete overhauling of education sector and total revitalization of university education in Nigeria,” the statement stated.