Students of the University of Benin, Edo State,(UNIBEN) have trooped out en masse to protest the ongoing strike action of the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
In UNIBEN, the students have declared what they called ‘UNISTREET’, meaning that Nigerian students would now be taking lectures on the streets with some of them acting as lecturers, all in a bid to protest school closure.
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The strike action of the lecturers which is entering its fourth month has left public universities shut since its inception following the lecture’s demands, which the Federal Government had, allegedly, not met.
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ASUU had accused the government of poor commitment to the payment of earned academic allowance; the continued use of the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System and refusal to adopt the Universities Transparency and Accountability Solution, among others. Watch the video of the students below;
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