President? of? the? Academic Staff Union of? Nigerian Universities (ASUU),? Prof. Ukachukwu Awuzie said the? ongoing? strike? is not aimed at frustrating students as speculated in some quarters. He said, rarther, it was aimed at rescuing the education sector in the country.
Prof? Awuzie? in? an exclusive? chat with LEADERSHIP SUNDAY pointed out that ASUU? in? its? magnanimity allowed universities to? complete? their? second? semester exams, stressing that the strike will be called off as soon as government shows? ASUU a working plan and commensurate commitment towards raising? academic standards in universities .
His words: “As intellectuals,? we? cannot? continue with? such? degrading academic? standards.? However, I am rightly informed that? government? is? working? out? some? developmental plans,? soon? as? they? come? up? with these? plans with commitment towards its? implementations, ASUU will call off? the? strike, ”? Awuzie? assured???
The ASUU strike caught up? with the second? semester exams of? some universities. Students? could have lost a semester? and? probably one? full academic? year if ASUU had not been lenient to give those universities? within Monday 12 and? Wednesday 15 of? December, to? complete their exams.
At the University of Abuja, investigations reveal that while students were happy for not missing an academic year,?? they however condemned the “unbearable conditions under which the exams? were? conducted.”