The ASUU strike which started in July is still ongoing; lasting beyond most persons’ imagination or anticipation. The immediate result of this is the disruption of the University’s academic calendar. There is also the issue of those who either did not complete or even take their examinations. Unwary Students may think that the strike period is a bonus holiday period. It cannot be. A developing society such as ours requires at all times the intervention of all stakeholders in the Education Sector for the transformation of our society. The stakeholders comprising lecturers, students, benefactors and parents have all suffered from varying degrees of discomfort occasioned by the lingering ASUU strike.
We therefore appeal to all UNIZIK Students to please use this period wisely for example by going to libraries or keeping themselves busy with academic and entrepreneurial skills related to their fields of study as we pray for peaceful and early resolution of the FG/ASUU disagreement.
We also plead with parents, benefactors and other stakeholders through this medium to appeal to the striking lecturers and Government to find a way of ending the strike in the interest of our children in the Universities who constitute a critical mass of future academics, policy makers, scientists, technocrats and leaders. A better or improved Nigerian society can only be achieved if we are all ready to make some sacrifice. Indeed a lot is being done quietly to improve the services rendered by the University.
AVM Larry Koinyan (Rtd.)
Pro-Chancellor/Chairman of Governing Council