Posted by Deyemi Gold. on 7 September, 2022 under Naija News
Seven months after the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, embarked on strike, the end is not in sight.
The industrial action, which the union usually reviewed on a monthly basis, is now indefinite, with both parties not ready to shift ground.
Naijaloaded reports that the development has brought confusion into the education system with a set of students, whose admission processes were concluded last year, unable to resume, whereas another set of students sat for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, this year, 2022.
With the development, two sets of new students, 2021 and 2022 are now waiting for the resumption of their academic journey in some of the universities.
According to a university worker:
â€œas it stands now, we have two sets of students ready to resume the academic session. Those admitted in 2021 were to resume after the second-semester examination early this year, 2022, but their dreams were cut short by the strike.
â€œNow, another set of students sat for the UTME this year, 2022, waiting for admission processes.
â€œYou know that universities have been trying hard to recover from the COVID-19 lockdown, during which schools were shut down, and now we have this prolonged ASUU strike. I really donâ€™t know how this would be handled.â€