ASUU: Read The Stories Of Students Who Do Not Want To Stay Idle While ASSU Is On Strike; Share Your Story!

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. 

asuuGrace 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 go out every morning to work, and my younger sisters go to school while I stay home and sleep awaiting for 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 occupied.

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 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.

It will be reminded, that ASUU has 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.



  1. Am a studnt of Ambrose alli uni ekpoma 200lv Religious n cultural studies…..I stay hom 4 month n ws bored to death I decided to learn a vocational skill , tailoring which I ws also doin in skul after lectures… I will advice oda fellow studnt to do sumtin cos an idle man is d devils workshop.

  2. abubakar abdulhamid 500l student Mautech Yola I a. workng wth to construction firm to get sme! since asuu and fg dnt wnt us 2 graduTe

  3. A̶̲̥̅̊M̶̲̥̅̊. Bliss student O̶̲̥̅̊F̶̲̥̅̊ university O̶̲̥̅̊F̶̲̥̅̊ portharcourt studyn political science finalist. I v bn doin marketn job wif sme brands O̶̲̥̅̊F̶̲̥̅̊ products eva snc d strike bgan. Pals i urge u 2use dx opportunity 2do smt useful. An idle man x d dvils wokshop

  4. my name is Kaith. I am a 200l student of pharmacology in delsu. My course mates, one in 200l and one in 300l have gotten married. Another from is getting married in december. One from the dept of anatomy is married. Hmmm. Lolzz. I am reading novels and browsing and goin on errands for my peeps. Can’t really get bored.

  5. Am lookin 4 a customer service attendant, I suply n install ultrasound machines. My office’s @paki house constitution road kaduna. If u stay dat close n ‘d like 2 work wit me pls call dis number 08038202891. Thank u…

  6. well on my own side,am just waiting for admission for unn.buh because of the strike,I work for my dad as an cashier,and he says he will pay me well

  7. I am a student of university of Abuja. Since the strike began, I casually picked up a managerial job with NNPC. Although I’ve been getting series of calls inviting me to work with SHELL, MTN, CHEVRON, NCC and countless American based NGOs but I lightly turned them down. Even recently, president GEJ came to my house with an offer letter to replace Stella Odua, the aviation minister but I refused owing to my integrity as responsible Nigerian. So I urge my fellow students to stop waiting for this strike to end and grab the next bottle of gallium5 to join me in this long dream which might eventually lead to comma.
    ASUU God dey o…..

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