The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has
appealed to the Academic Staff Union of Universities,
ASUU, to consider the plight of Nigerian students and
suspend the ongoing strike.
JAMB Registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, who made the
appeal on Wednesday during an event at the University of
Ilorin, said the industrial action is “unnecessary”.
According to him, the incessant strike by the university
lecturers was capable of causing irreparable damages on
the affected students and even the nation’s economy.
“While acknowledging the fact that the primary
responsibility of reasonable funding of public health and
education institutions lies on the proprietors-the
Government, may I seize this opportunity to call on the
employers, university-based labour unions to appreciate
the irreparable damage of incessant strikes on not just the
students but also the nation”, he added.
ASUU had embarked on strike on February 14 over the
Federal Government’s failure to implement previous
agreements both parties had entered into, forcing public
university students to remain at home till date.

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