- A female student identified as Deola has taken up carpentry as the Academic Staff Union of Universities continues its face-off with the government
- Deola, a 300-level student of the University of Lagos, was seen in a TikTok video doing her new-found work inside a workshop
- Although she is still learning, she has taken advantage of the ASUU strike to be useful to herself while awaiting the resumption of school
A student of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has branched off and taken up carpentry as the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) continues its lingering industrial action.
The female student identified as Deola was seen in a video shared by Nigerian journalist, Amaka Okoye, who says the lady is still learning.
Making good use of her time
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In the short clip on TikTok, Deola was seen handling wood and doing other things inside a carpentry workshop.
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She looked cheerful and obviously enjoyed the newfound job as she meticulously did it in the video.
Many Nigerian students have taken up a trade or other crafts since the strike started. The strike has now lasted for more than 6 months as an entire academic session has been lost already.
Watch the video below:
Nigerian student laments ASUU strike
In a related story, Legit.ng reported that a Nigerian student lamented how he lost a job offer worth N350k because he was still a student.
The techie who is a 400-level student of Mechatronics at FUTO said the strike is a huge setback. He also blamed the system of things in Nigeria for the action by ASUU.
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His story went viral even as many who read it lamented just how much the incessant strikes cost Nigerians in public universities.
Lady says school is taking up her time
According to the student, school and education are taking up all the time she had to do other things.
She also said nobody is serious about education in Nigeria. Her comments drew mixed reactions from many Nigerians.