Strike: ‘Polys, COEs students may disrupt confab’
Nigerian students may disrupt the National Conference if the ongoing strike by the polytechnics and education colleges is not resolved.
President of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Yinka Gbadebo, said this yesterday at the plenary session of the conference.
He said the conference should take decisions that would stop intermittent strikes in higher institutions of learning and provide jobs for the jobless.
He said Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics ( ASUP) and their counterparts in the Colleges of Education have been on strike in the last eight months.
Gbadebo said 90 percent of the delegates at the conference never experienced strikes during their days in tertiary institutions and as such would not understand what it means to be left at home because of strike by teachers.
“Our polytechnics and colleges of education students have been at home in the last eight months. It is not surprising if they decide to storm this conference. They tried to disrupt the inauguration of this conference when the president came here. They may try it again,” he said.
Gbadebo said it is high time the conference decided on ensuring the full implementation of suggestions to be advanced at the end of the conference and that such suggestions must take the issues of Nigerian youths seriously.