By Abdulrasheed Hammad
Many college students have expressed disappointment over the assertion by the President of the Tutorial Workers Union of the Universities (ASUU), Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, that the Federal Authorities mustn’t reopen colleges till it’s secure for college students.
In addition they faulted Ogunyemi’s declare that college college students wouldn’t resume even after the COVID-19 pandemic till the Federal Authorities met sure situations. They claimed ASUU was simply preventing for its personal egocentric curiosity.
Shehu Shamsudeen Ahmad, a 200-Degree scholar of Regulation at Usmanu Danfodiyo College, Sokoto (UDUS), urged the Federal Authorities not to concentrate to the recommendation given by the ASUU.
“Nigerians ought to settle for the truth that this pandemic has come to stick with us in the interim, allow us to not use the pandemic as a canopy to hinder the progress of our academic system.
Our schooling is essential and, as they are saying, ‘we’re the way forward for Nigeria’ let our colleges be reopened,” he pleaded.
Jubril Ahmad, a 200-Degree scholar of Economics (UDUS), stated it was apparent that ASUU was utilizing COVID-19 as a path to get the Federal Authorities to meet its agreements earlier than reopening colleges.
He, nevertheless, implored the federal government to make use of the lockdown to fund colleges and enhance their amenities.
”The rules stipulated by the Federal Authorities are so paramount which will be effected by the federal government itself by the availability of funds to varsities for profitable operation.
This may also go a good distance in assembly requirements. I’m in assist of colleges reopening any second from now and than reopening subsequent 12 months,” he stated.
Adeniyi Yusuff Olamilekan, a 100-Degree scholar of Mass Communication, Ahmadu Bello College, Zaria, famous that the 2021 date given by the ASUU was not welcome as a result of it might have an effect on college students academically.
He urged the federal government to supply all the mandatory well being supplies that will forestall college students from getting contaminated and to additionally change the way in which colleges operated when it comes to class dimension discount.
Adoyi Peter, a 200-Degree scholar of Drugs and Surgical procedure (Udus), stated: “I believe the place of ASUU is predicated on the implementation of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), and Memorandum of Settlement (MoA). Nonetheless, if it’s in any other case, then they haven’t any causes to assist faculty closure.
If they are saying colleges ought to be closed then they’re enemies of the scholars, not the federal government. If different sectors and establishments are on the run then actually Federal Authorities ought to equally reopen colleges based mostly on the COVID-19 pointers and protocols.”.
Ajala Nafiu, a 200-Degree scholar of Veterinary Drugs, Udus, stated ASUU chairman was biased in his assertion, even though the scholars are extremely pissed off and fed up with being locked at house.
“I urge President Muhammadu Buhari to please take into account reopening colleges quickly; we’re bored with being in our consolation zone.
We wish to try for our future and I imagine COVID-19 is only one of our trials on the highway to success. If we cease now, I believe the profitable future will then look seemingly inconceivable,” he stated.