Why Many College students Stay On Campus Regardless of ASUU Strike

Why Many College students Stay On Campus Regardless of ASUU Strike

Regardless of the continued nationwide industrial motion by the Educational Employees Union of Universities (ASUU), many college students are nonetheless in hostels throughout universities within the nation. Universities nonetheless having college students staying again on compus embrace the College of Ibadan and Ladoke Akintola College of Know-how, Ogbomosho and a few others.

Our correspondent who visited the 2 campuses experiences that it is rather onerous for anybody visiting Awolowo, Independence and Queen Elizabeth halls of residence within the College of Ibadan (UI) to consider that ASUU is presently on strike.

Different halls are additionally busy, whereas enterprise centres are thriving within the College of Ibadan.

A 300-level scholar of Economics within the college, Tade Olaitan, stated going again to his mother and father’ house through the strike was tantamount to laziness and lack of seriousness.

“If I’m going again house, then I’m lazy and unserious. I’m studying tailoring right here. Though my mother and father could not prefer it, it’s the greatest for me. Nonetheless, some college students are hiding within the hostels to transact some companies we can’t point out on the pages of newspapers; however it’s not all of us.

“I name on the federal authorities and the ASUU to resolve the continued strike for the curiosity of all,” he stated.

Our correspondent who visited Ladoke Akintola College, Ogbomosho experiences that many college students are on campus regardless of the continued strike.

A scholar, Lasisi Oluwakemi, stated a lot of them had been on campus due to the convocation that was held just lately.

“Many college students are on campus due to the convocation we had final week. Some mother and father additionally favor to ship cash to their kids in class slightly than coming house. Many homes are usually not higher than college for among the college students,” she stated.

Within the College of Lagos (UNILAG), findings revealed that college students had been made to vacate the hostels forward of the twenty sixth version of the Nigerian College Video games (NUGA) hosted by the college from March 16 to 26.

Though some college students had remained of their hostels even after ASUU introduced the graduation of a strike motion on February 14, due to the NUGA video games, they had been requested to vacate the hostels to supply lodging for guests on campus through the competitors.

A employees of the college advised Each day Belief on Sunday that the scholars weren’t allowed to return to the hostels after the sports activities competitors.

Nonetheless, among the college students who reside off campus have refused to go house as they’ve resorted to buying expertise that may be of assist to them in life.

Educational actions are ongoing on the Lagos State College (LASU) because the college didn’t be a part of the ASUU strike.

An educationist, Falola Sunday, stated it was a show of negligence for folks to permit their kids stay on varied campuses when lecturers are on strike.

“Many mother and father have failed of their duties. Why should you permit your kids to remain the place you can not see them? That is likely one of the causes we’re having extra web fraudsters than college students in our increased establishments. Girls are actually residing a pair’s life in class as a result of they know there aren’t any mother and father to problem them.

“The one resolution is for folks to keep up their stand on taking good care of their kids. Each mother or father should make sure that their kids and wards are beneath their watch,” he stated


In Bayero College, Kano (BUK), there are a number of the explanation why college students dangle round. Though college students vacated the college’s dormitories following a discover launched by the College students’ Affairs Division of the college, most of the college students take shelter within the college students’ non-public residences off campus and relations’ residences in Kano metropolis.

Ebenezer Oloranwa, a 200-level scholar within the Division of Historical past, stated the strike was fairly painful, including that he had remained in his rented room on the Danbare College students’ Residential Space “to have interaction in a single or two financial actions.” He stated he discovered it pointless to return house.

“I’m already an off-campus scholar, so I don’t need to journey. I’m from Ogun State, which is way from right here, so I made a decision to remain. I do one or two issues right here, truly. I exploit my pc to render companies to folks, like typing and graphic/internet designing. I do it privately and shoppers attain out to me by means of telephone, e mail, and so on. The surroundings could be very okay; there isn’t a distraction as individuals are not many. I think about my work,” he stated.

For Oloranwa, staying in faraway Kano means being impartial. He added that the strike had given him the chance to utilise his time to assist himself. Though he misses his mother and father, he argued that “they don’t seem to be involved as a result of I’m an grownup and I’m doing one thing productive right here. I’m being impartial.”

Muhammad Auwal, a degree 2 MBBS scholar, stated he normally went to the campus to learn each time he had the possibility. He famous that he stayed near the campus to help his uncle in a undertaking.

“I’m not right here as a result of I’m ready for the ASUU to name off the strike. Getting updates on the strike wouldn’t be tough for me as a result of I’ve our class WhatsApp platform. I may name classmates to get that. I’m right here for a selected undertaking that’s fully completely different from educational stuff, however I do come to the campus often to learn and revise my notes in order that I can preserve myself busy and up to date. I keep off-campus with a relative,” he stated.

He acknowledged that though he’s away from his city in Tudun Wada Native Authorities Space of Kano State, his mother and father are relaxed as a result of they know he lives with an uncle.

“There isn’t a strain from my mother and father as a result of they already know the circumstance. Since his home is near the college, I do assist him some days, and I go to the campus to learn another days,” he stated.

Habib Adam, whose state of origin is Bauchi, stated he remained in Kano to pursue some financial actions to make ends meet.

“I had already paid my home hire earlier than the strike; and there are some alternatives right here to pursue, that’s the reason I’ve remained off campus, from the place I do just a few issues on the town”, a yr 4 scholar of the college stated.

Port Harcourt

Chizoba Martins, a remaining yr scholar of Accountancy in one of many universities in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, who stays in one of many intellectual areas, stated she had spent better a part of her days off campus since she gained admission into the college 4 years in the past.

She prefers staying again throughout ASUU strikes as a result of the college surroundings allows her to focus on her research, whilst she socialises with fellow college students, particularly these she could not have the chance to see throughout regular trip.

“I favor the college surroundings to my household home. In the home there are many distraction from mother and father and siblings. The college surroundings affords me the chance to work together and relate with fellow college students, who I will not be privileged to see when the college is on trip. The educational calendar of our universities is normally disrupted throughout strikes and plenty of college students favor to stay on campus and whereas away time,” she stated.

A scholar of the College of Port Harcourt who craved anonymity stated many college students who keep off campus would reap the benefits of that privilege to stay inside the college surroundings.

The Microbiology undergraduate stated most of the college students who didn’t go house throughout this era of strike had been those that keep off campus as college hostels would even be closed anytime the college is on trip or strike. He added that many college students who stayed again throughout strikes had completely different motives.

“The extended ASSU strike has made many college students redundant. Lots of them proceed to loiter inside the college neighborhood for causes greatest identified to them. Lots of people who stay in class throughout strike are off-campus college students, and the college authority has no management over college students resident off campus. These contained in the campus are usually not allowed to remain within the hostels, that are beneath lock and key. Some are within the campus to whereas away time and keep off from the shut monitoring of their mother and father.

“Within the campus, college students get pleasure from plenty of freedom; they stay their lives with none management and supervision. Among the college students, largely ladies, are additionally into prostitute. Lots of the ladies who stay within the campus throughout strike have interaction in campus marriage. This class of scholars hire residences and cohabitate with their male counterparts. They stay collectively and keep on as husband and spouse with out the information of their mother and father.

“A number of feminine college students are into this. Lots of them deceive their mother and father that they’re engaged in extramural lessons and educational train. Different ladies are there to do prostitution. They keep again within the campus to commerce their our bodies to any keen man. They won’t have the chance of doing that if they’re of their respective houses,” he stated.

He additionally stated there have been different college students who keep again on campus as a result of house could be very boring.

A scholar of the Rivers State College who merely gave his identify as Pontus stated, “I favor staying again in class throughout strike as a result of campus surroundings is extra full of life than house. However many people who keep again throughout strike are off-campus college students who the college authority has no management over.

“If you’re on campus you see a lot of your pals you possibly can work together with. You also needs to know that most of the college students stay in rented residences off campus. These residences are the identical factor with these rented by mother and father of their respective houses. Many college students you see loitering across the campus when the college are on strike are doing so as a result of they’re bored at house.

“One other level is that most of the college students come from very far states and cities, and the price of transporting themselves to and from their respective houses to the campus could be very costly. So college students on this class favor to remain again on campus and wait to see when the strike could be referred to as off.”

The Public Relations Officer of the College of Port Harcourt, Mr Sam Kpanu, stated college students weren’t allowed to remain in college hostels throughout strike; consequently, they’re normally served a discover of trip.

From Jeremiah Oke, Ibadan, Christiana T. Alabi, Lagos, Aminu Adamu Naganye, Kano & Victor Edozie, Port Harcourt

Supply:- Each day Belief

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