NANS Plans Nationwide Protest
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has decided to undergo a Nationwide Protest following the ongoing strike in the country.
In an Emergency Virtual Meeting between the NANS students’ leaders in Enugu held on Nov 9, the organization issued a communique saying that the continued strike was an organized crime against the career and educational pursuits of the Nigerian students.
Part of the statement reads;
“That NANS declares the necessity of a 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 funds for a complete overhauling of the education sector and total revitalization of university education in Nigeria.”
The body also said that the government had failed to allocate a proper budget for the education of students and this is the cause of the frequent ASUU strikes in the country.
NANS also gave the Academic Union and the Federal Government a timeline of 2weeks to overcome the impasse.
That NANS has affirmed the perpetual and continued industrial actions by ASUU as the only tool to press home her demands as an organized crime against students’ career and educational pursuits.
Consequently, NANS with no hesitation declares 14 days Ultimatum for both ASUU and FG to resolve their impasse for our campuses to re-open or risk Mass Protest tagged #EndASUUStrike Nationwide – with economic shut down as the major target.
That while both Government and ASUU lose nothing at the end of every strike, both salaries, promotions and other emoluments among others flows uninterrupteded
Nigerian students are the greatest losers as their career are delayed, stay on campus extended, house rent/hostel fee incurred, NYSC age limit exceeded, Federal/state job age requirement exceeded among other negative effects and impacts on general life plan of an average Nigerian student.
That NANS, on behalf of Nigerian students shall approach the Federal High Court to seek legal redress on ASUU and FG in demand for compensation/damages for Nigerians students’ time wastage, life plan disruption, and career delay.
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