University of Jos (UNIJOS) which is of resent ranked as the second best of the second generation universities has had its academic activities put on hold due to strike embarked on by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) UNIJOS Chapter.
The university has been shut down for the past three months and it seems there is no end to it yet as the chairman of ASUU UNIJOS chapter claims that since the strike commenced the school management has met with them just once and the management are not ready to meet their demands.
The school management on the other hand claims to have paid some money to the lecturers but (ASUU) UNIJOS Chapter said the money paid was not part of their demands that the money was paid without the management giving reasons for the payment.
It was also confirmed that (ASUU) UNIJOS Chapter has demanded 100 million as there share from the money released to all universities from the last ASUU strike.
Now the questions begging for answers are: How long will our lecturers keep us at home for there problems with the school management? Why can’t ASUU find other means of engaging the school management without involving the students? Why must the school with hold the lecturers allowances?
These strikes are killing higher education in Nigeria.
We the students of UNIJOS therefore call on all who believes in the future of this nation to intervene in this ongoing strike in UNIJOS.