Angry students of the University of Benin have stormed the streets in protest against the ongoing industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
Recall thatThe News Beam had earlier reported that ASUU declared a four-week warning strike on Monday, February 14 at a press briefing at the University of Lagos after the National Executive Council (NEC) 2-day marathon meeting in Lagos.
The student also blocked off the ever-busy Benin-Ore-Sagamu road to protest chanting slogans and solidarity songs. It was gathered that some played football on the highway.
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They criticized the endless strikes by university teachers urging the federal government to comply with ASUU demands.
The President of the Students Union Government (SUG) in the institution, Foster Amadin, who led the strike said, “Since two days now, we have been to our classes and there have not been lecturers to teach us. So we have nothing to do.
“Since two days now, we have been to our classes and there have not been lecturers to teach us. So we have nothing to do. “We asked what was happening and they told us ASUU is on strike again; that they are on a one-month warning strike.
“So we now felt that we should come to the street to say we are tired. “We hereby express our grievances to the federal government, to the state government, and whoever cares to listen and. We say we are tired.
“We want to graduate. For a programme that is supposed to run for four years, we are spending five years and even more. We don’t want it anymore.
“Let the federal government see to the demands of ASUU and let ASUU also consider the federal government’s position. “All we want is to go back to our classes. I want to graduate, I want to leave the school. I am tired and that is our grievance,” he concluded.