Students of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) demonstrated earlier today, on the always-bustling Benin-Ore-Sagamu highway in protest against the Academic Staff Union of Universities’ ongoing strike. ayokinews.com reports
The students voiced their dissatisfaction with the ongoing ASUU strike and encouraged the federal government to pay attention to the union demands.
The protesting UNIBEN students held placards with the inscription that reads: “5 years course has turned to 7 years; “FG settle ASUU” and “Enough is Enough.” (NAN)
At the forefront of the protest was UNIBEN’s Student Union Government (SUG) President, Foster Amadin, who claimed they were frustrated by the academic union’s constant strikes.
“Since two days now, we have been to our classes and there have not been lecturers to teach us. So we have nothing to do,” the SUG President said.
“We asked what was happening and they told us ASUU is on strike again; that they are on one-month warning strike.”
“So we now felt that we should come to the street to say we are tired.”
“We hereby express our grievances to the federal government, to the state government and whoever cares to listen and. We say we are tired.”
“We want to graduate. For a programme that is supposed to run for four years, we are spending five years and even more. We don’t want it anymore.”
“Let the federal government see to the demands of ASUU and let ASUU also consider the federal government’s position.”
“All we want is to go back to our classes. I want to graduate, I want to leave the school. I am tired and that is our grievance.”