Students of Adamawa State on Thursday held a protest against the persistent strike by lecturers in the country.
The protesting students told the striking lecturers and the federal government to find a common ground so that students can resume classes.
Showing their grievances, the students in their hundreds staged a protest at the Ribadu Square in Jimeta, Yola, chanting “We say no to this! We say enough is enough!”
The students under the aegis of National Union of Adamawa State Students (NUADSS), spoke through their president, Ashraf Usman Marafa.
He said, “It is disappointing to see people who were beneficiaries of free and qualitative education deny students theirs.”
Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have been on strike for about 10 weeks, while their polytechnic counterparts under the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) have spent nearly four weeks on strike.
Ashraf said the students have taken more of the strike than they could tolerate.
“We all know that for 10 weeks today, ASUU has been on strike. We’ve been tired of this for a long while now,” he said, threatening the federal government to either meet the demands of the lecturers and get them back to work or lose the electoral goodwill of students.
“All we are saying is there are alternatives and with our large voting block, we will take a step should the strike continue. No vote for the incumbent should the strike linger,” he added.