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ASUU strike: NANs call for speedy resolution

The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANs, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency use his fatherly intervention to resolve the lingering ASUU Strike by personally brokering peace to enable students return to school.

Addressing newsmen in Abuja, the newly elected President of NANs, Comrade Usman Barambu described as worrisome the lingering dispute between the Academic Staff Union of Universities(ASUU) and the Federal Government which had lasted for about 6 months.

He noted that the incessant strikes had affected the academic calendar of Public owned universities and had negatively impacted on the future of Nigerian Students, as a Program of 4years now  lasts for 6years.

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Earlier, the Chairman, Communiqué Drafting Committee, Comrade Usman Ayuba urged President Muhammadu Buhari to bring on board capable hands with experience to stem the tide of insecurity in the Country.

He also appealed to the Government to proffer workable solutions to address incessant clashes between farmers and herders across the country.

Comrade Ayuba called on the Ministry of Education to give priority to the sector in terms of budgetary allocation to meet the UNESCO standard and recommendation of setting aside 26% annual budget to education by developing Countries.

The Students also want lecturers involved in the business of Sex for Marks to desist from such nefarious activities, stressing that students will expose anyone found culpable.

Reporting Sandra Udeike; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu