Varsity Students have been Home for too Long

Nigerian university students have been at home for over about eight months now. First, the COVID-19 pandemic struck and forced higher institutions to shut down in March. The unfortunate unavailability of digital learning systems in several public higher institutions across the country coupled with poor and expensive internet access and inconsistent power supply meant that students had to stay back until it was safe to resume.

But as the country returns to full operations, students of these institutions have had their hopes of resumption dashed by the current disagreement between the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the federal government. This prolonged stay at home is not only dangerous for millions of students at home but also bad for the country. If the Buhari administration is indeed concerned about the future of this country, then they should fast track the resolution of the ASUU crisis and get the students back to school immediately…..

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