Iko Udama, a social group, has claimed that the recurring strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has contributed to the dwindling standard of education in Nigeria.

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Amodu Achema, chairman of the group, in an interview with NAN, described the ongoing strike as unfortunate.

ASUU had, on February 14, declared a one-month strike over FG’s failure to meet its demands.

Achema said, when Nigerians hear that the standard of education is dropping, the strikes are a remote cause.

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“I remember our days in the university, even though there were strikes, it cannot be compared to what is happening today,” he said.

“For the best part of last year, ASUU was on strike and now they have embarked on another strike,” Achema said.

Achema argued that it was time the lingering issues between ASUU and the government were tackled, to restore the glory of public universities.

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He expressed worry over the ongoing one-month warning strike, saying, ”it is our prayer that government steps in as it had promised to.

“The two parties should come together and reconcile their differences once and for all,” the chairman added.

“There should be a meeting point, because ASUU members, who are staff of public universities, and the students are our children.”

Earlier, the Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU), like ASUU, threatened strike over unmet demands.

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