31/12/2010 15:46


The Student Union Government of the Anambra State University has warned of dire consequences if the management and staff of the university failed to find an end to the strike that has paralysed the institution in the past six months.
The SUG President, Mr. Paul Okafor, told our correspondent in Awka on Thursday that the students could no longer accept the impasse created by the inability of the management and staff to resolve their differences.
“After all, it is the students and their parents that are the worst losers in the scenario,” Okafor said.
He said students had given the parties up to the first week of the new year to call off the strike.
But he would not disclose what the students would do if the management and staff failed to heed the students’ warning.
The warning came as the government of Anambra State renewed the mandate of the immediate past governing council of the university.
Meanwhile, Enugu residents have renewed their call for the reopening of state-owned universities in the South East geo-political zone.
They made the call on Thursday in Enugu in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria.
Some of the residents said that the closure of the universities had caused a lot of setbacks for students, families and the education sector in the zone.
A civil servant, Mr. Prosper Nwosu, said, “All I want government to do in the New Year is to reopen the universities by January. That is all I expect from government because two of my children are in ESUT.”
A businessman, Mr. Sam Obichili, said the future of Nigeria would be endangered if the students remained at home, adding that some of them were already indulging in various crimes.”



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