Some students of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) have again blocked the Ife-Ibadan road to protest the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).


On May 12, the students had also barricaded the highway, leaving several motorists and road users stranded.

They resumed the protest on Tuesday, crippling movement and other activities along the area.

In a video of the peaceful protest, the students were seen chanting solidarity songs. They also carried placards with several inscriptions such as: “Enough is enough”.


This stretches growing protests over the lingering strike across various varsities in the country.

Similar protest held in Ondo state on Tuesday as students blocked the Akure-Ilesa highway to register their grievances.

The protest was, however, disrupted when operatives of the Nigerian army reportedly shot into the crowd to disperse the students.


Students of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) had earlier also staged a peaceful demonstration over the strike.

ASUU had on February 14 declared a one-month warning strike to protest the non-implementation of its demands by the federal government.

But on March 14, the union extended the industrial action by eight weeks, citing the government’s failure to fully address its demands.

The union thereafter extended the strike by another 12 weeks.


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