Read The Stories Of Students Who Do Not Want To Stay Idle While ASSU Is On Strike

To keep their minds occupied, some
undergraduates in Kaduna have ventured into
various vocations as the strike by the Academic
Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) continues.
Grace Ocholi, a 300-level student of English at
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, told the News Agency
of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday that she found a temporary
job as a fuel pump attendant at a petrol station in
Sabon-Tasha area of the city to enable her earn some
money until the end of the strike.
“Everyone in my house goes out every morning to work,
and my younger sisters go to school while I stay home
and sleep awaiting their return. I am not okay with
staying idle so I decided to engage in something
useful,” Grace said.
Another student, Seun Ali, an HND Computer Science
student of Kaduna Polytechnic said he worked at a
friend’s barbing saloon to earn some money and to be
Henry Samuel of Mass Communication Department,
Ahmadu Bello University, said he was helping his father
in selling tiles  - something that he had been doing
before he was admitted to the university.
“So instead of wasting time waiting for the prolonged
strike to end, I returned to continue from where I
stopped,” he said.
The students advised their colleagues to engage
in something meaningful while the strike
lasted, so as not to fall into the temptation of going
into crime due to idleness.
ASUU embarked upon an indefinite strike June 30,
2013. The lecturers protest against the FG’s failure to
honour a 2009 agreement signed between it and
ASUU in 2009 pertaining to issues of university funding
and improvement of infrastructure in the sector.
Source: Vanguard

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