UNICAL Students Express Excitement over School Resumption after 8 Months Strike

By Jimmy Jackson 

Students of the University of Calabar yesterday expressed excitement over the decision of the Academic Staff Union of Universities to suspend its 8 months industrial action which will see them return back to classes.

Some of the students who spoke with our reporter, said that they cannot wait to complete their studies, hoping that the next industrial action will not meet them as student in the university.

Imoh Etim who identified the struggles the strike has made him go through, stated that the return of academic activities is a welcome development but want more time for student to assimilate knowledge before examination.

Another student Mary Akpa, said that her joy knows no bounds, when ASUU suspended the strike action, “I am so happy right now because I can’t wait to finish this second semester and say bye bye to UNICAL”

“I thank God for the Strike  because I had learned some skills like soup making and digital marketing, which is going to help me after school” she said.

Others who also spoke but refuse to be mentioned expressed hope that the government will not allow student to go back home again.

ASUU had embarked on strike since February 14, 2022 demanding for an improved funding for universities, a review of salaries for staff, revitalization, among other issues.

The Union suspended Its strike on October 14,  following an order of the Court of Appeal and various appeals by President Muhammadu Buhari, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila and other well meaning Nigerians, ASUU explained.

Jimmy Jackson

Managing Editor with The Parchment, Social Political and Sport Presenter/Analysts

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