From OBJ to Buhari: Full List of Times ASUU has Gone on Strike, Total Number of Years Wasted

From OBJ to Buhari: Full List of Times ASUU has Gone on Strike, Total Number of Years Wasted

Strikes by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) forcing Nigerian students to remain at home have been recurring decimals in the education sector since 1999.

The action by the ASUU often a result of failure on the part of the federal government to meet certain demands has dashed the hopes of many students, leading to a lack of confidence in the academic system and the option of enrolling in private tertiary institutions.

Nigerian students have wasted many semesters at home due to ASUU strike (Photo: @OluObasanjo, President Muhammadu Buhari, Campus Reporter)
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Beginning from the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo to the Buhari-led government, records show that approximately 15 semesters (that is, seven years) have been lost to ASUU strikes.

Below is the full list of times students have had to stay away from classrooms:

1999 - 2007 PDP

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  1. 1999: 5 Months
  2. 2000: - 3 Months
  3. 2002: - 2 Weeks
  4. 2003: - 6 Months
  5. 2005: - 2 Weeks
  6. 2006: - 3 Days
  7. 2007: - 3 Months

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TOTAL: 18 months and 3 days

2008 -2015 PDP

  1. 2008: 1 Week
  2. 2009: 4 Months
  3. 2010: 5 Months
  4. 2011: 59 Days
  5. 2013: 5 Months

TOTAL: 16 Months and 6 days

2015 - 2022 APC

  1. 2017: 1 Month
  2. 2018 : 3 Months
  3. 2020: 9 Months
  4. 2021: 11 Months
  5. 2022: - 5 Months

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This call was made by the ASUU in Bayelsa, Yenagoa on Tuesday, July 26.

Prof. Kingdom Tombra of the ASUU chapter in Bayelsa who made the call stated that an attempt to legislate such a bill and pass it will give room for a formidable educational structure and focus in Nigeria.

He further stated that in a situation where the children of the privileged and the less privilege attend the same academic institution, there will be no conversation or agitation for industrial action in public tertiary institutions.

Tombra noted that this approach will allow the government to focus on the educational progress of Nigeria.

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