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It has been revealed that the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has constituted a committee made up of elder statesmen in the country to help provide permanent resolutions to the Federal Government and Academic Staff Union’s crisis in Nigeria.


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Danielson Bamidele Akpan, president of NANS, in a statement on Saturday said the committee’s resolution will bring about new dawn in the educational sector.


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He said, “History has it that Nigeria education system was good such that other countries sent their nationals to acquire tertiary education in Nigeria. Until the inglorious days set in beginning in the year 1988 when the academic staff unions of universities started what is today known as the “ASUU Strike”.


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“It is no longer news to Nigerians that not only has ASUU strike affected the standard of education in Nigeria, but that other academic staff unions have followed suit, e.g Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU).


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“Consequently, we began consultations to seek the support of elder statesmen and eminent Nigerians to interface with ASUU, ASUP, COEASU, other unions, stakeholders and the federal government to bring a permanent solution to the incessant academic strike actions which has damaged our educational sector and made us a subject of ridicule in the comity of nations.”


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Named in the committee are HRM. (Oba) Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi II, Ooni of Ife; HRM. Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II, Emir of Kano; HRM. Nnaemeka Alfred Achebe I, Obi of Onitsha; HRM. (Dr) Victor Folagbade Olateru – Olagbegi III, Olowo of Owo.




Others are Chief Edwin Clark, Alhaji Tanko Yakassai, Aare Afe Babalola, Chief Innocent Chukwuma, Mrs. Folorunso Alakija, Prof. Suleiman Bala Mohammed, Vice Chancellor, Nasarawa State University, Keffi; Prof. Rukayat Mohammed, a former minister of Education, Chief Femi Falana and Barr. Kayode Ajulo.


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Bamidele said “the association is of the belief that the selected elder statesmen have all the requisite and will be patriotic enough in the discharging of this ‘life time task”.


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Recall that the last time ASUU embarked on a strike, a twitter user with the handle @E-zrael Ani came forward to reveal the ‘truth’ why students wanted to go back to school.


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He said: “The truth is that the main reason why most student want ASUU to call off the strike isn’t because they want to go and learn but because they just want freedom to fornicate.


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The  Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)  began the indefinite strike action on the 5th of November, 2018 over the non-implementation of the Memorandum of Action (MOA) signed with the Federal Government. 
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The strike action which began with immediate effect, the National President of ASUU, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi said would cover both the Federal and State owned universities.
Prof Ogunyemi who briefed the media said all entreaties made to the Federal Government to honour the agreement with the union fell of deaf ears and they have no other option than to begin an indefinite strike action.


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In light of this, it would be recalled that a young lady who is apparently on holidays has written on Facebook on how she missed sex badly and wanted to know when school is resuming. 
The lady identified as Daisy Nelly from NairobIi, Kenya, shared a picture of herself on her profile and was not shy to open up to her friends on her sexual cravings. She wrote; “Oh my!!! I miss intercourse walai. When are we opening school. Dryspell ni real.”


Source: Independent Newspapers Nigeria

It looks like the social media has given so many young people the medium to express, even their deepest thoughts, that would have rather been kept to themselves, or what do you think? Please leave your comments below.

Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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