The students’ organisation appeals for an end in strike
The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has expressed it happiness with the recent efforts by the Federal Government and Academic Staff Union of University, ASUU, toward suspending the ongoing national strike by the university lecturers.
The association made it feelings known on Friday in a press statement.
The joint statement by the National Vice President, National Affairs, NANS, Ahmad Jibril, and Secretary General, Momodu Daniels, observed that President Goodluck Jonathan had demonstrated concern towards the demands of the Union. The association urged the lecturers to, therefore, reciprocate the gesture by suspending the strike to enable students resume school.
Some parts of the statement reads, “The national leadership of the National Association of Nigeria Students, NANS, wish to express its gratitude over the recent development in the ongoing ASUU strike.
“We, as student executives, must commend President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan for prioritising the concerns of ASUU in recent time by having extensive meetings with the ASUU leadership, with the view of bringing an end to the protracted industrial action. We appeal to our lecturers to shift ground and call off the strike.”
The statement by the student group particularly commended the lecturers for the struggle, which, according to the students’ association, was aimed at upgrading the academic standards in Nigerian universities.
“We want to appreciate the perseverance of ASUU towards better education in our dear country, even though the ongoing strike has had a negative effect on us as students.
“While awaiting the resolution of ASUU, we wish to plead that they show their patriotism by constraining the adverse effects the strike has had on the entire Nigerian students.”
The association assured Nigerian student of its resolve in ensuring their welfare.
“NANS is very committed to securing the welfare of Nigerian students and the peaceful integration of our dear country Nigeria,” it said.
ASUU embarked on the nationwide strike on July 1.
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