Wasted Semesters: List of Longest ASUU Strikes Ever in Nigeria

Wasted Semesters: List of Longest ASUU Strikes Ever in Nigeria

Needless to say, Nigerian tertiary students have spent more days at home and elsewhere than in classrooms where they should be studying at least for 2022.

But even if this year, by available records, has witnessed the longest strike enacted by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), there are other times when students have had to go through the bitter experience of wasting their semesters.

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2022 witnessed the longest ASUU strike so far (Photo: @ASUUNGR)
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Below is the list of longest ASUU strikes ever since the inception of the union as compiled by StatiSense, an online platform that releases data on current issues in Nigeria:

  1. 2020 - 275 days
  2. 2022 - 200 days (still counting)
  3. 2003 - 180 days
  4. 2010/11 - 180 days
  5. 2013 - 165 days
  6. 2009 - 120 days

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Meanwhile, former President Goodluck Jonathan had stated how his administration resolved a four-month-old strike of ASUU in one day.

He made this disclosure on Wednesday, August 31st, in Abuja at the 70th birthday celebration of Matthew Hassan Kukah, the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, organised by The Kukah Centre.

Legit.ng reports that the university lecturers have been on strike since February over irreconcilable differences with the federal government.

Jonathan said:

“The society we are managing is complex, now we are talking about ASUU strike, during my time too, ASUU had four months of strike, different committees were meeting and meeting and nothing was working. I said how can our children stay out of school for four months? So I had to call a meeting of all the leadership of ASUU.

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Source: Legit.ng

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