Read The Stories Of Students Who Do Not Want To Stay Idle While ASSU Is On Strike

Must Read

Valencia Hands Barcelona First Defeat Of The Year

Barcelona has been handed their first defeat of the year by Valencia during their domestic league clash at the...

Cross River Polls: INEC Adhoc Staff Abducted By Gunmen

An ad hoc staff member of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Cross River state has been reportedly...

Kelechi Iheanacho Leads Leicester City To FA Cup Fifth Round

Super Eagles forward, Kelechi Iheanacho led Leicester City to the fourth round  of the FA Cup with victory over...

I Have No Interest In Akwa Ibom Rerun, Stop Blaming Me: Akpabio

Godswill Akpabio, minister of Niger Delta affairs, says no accusing finger should be pointed at him regarding the irregularities...

Transparency International’s Latest Ranking Based On Statement From Opposition Party: Garba Shehu

  Garba Shehu, media aide to President Buhari says statements from the opposition party could have influenced the corruption perception...

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.

Grace 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 goes out every morning to work, and my younger sisters go to school while I stay home and sleep awaiting 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 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.

ASUU 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.

Source: Vanguard

- Advertisement -

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -