Let’s take a cursory look at the effect of this ASUU strike on national development.
After the strike,when ever it is called-off, some students will graduate and go on compulsory National Youth Service Scheme(NYSC) for a year and will be required to return to the employment market.
Employers will say you need to have at least 2years working experience and if you are above 25 years,don’t apply.
Consequences: Many people will start falsifying their age and ultimately forget their original birth date.The private universities graduates benefits directly and the public students are classified unemployed.They are told by government to be entrepreneurial in their outlook,after years of strike have sapped their productive acumen.Ehmn?
Some of them start getting pregnant,others get on to uninspiring schemes,to keep body and soul together.The spill over becomes a burden of government especially against the backdrop of the fact that we are a “youth-full” nation.The result is more thugs to help the opposition in their fight to seize power from the incumbent government etc.Now give me a good reason why some of us should not stick to God wholesomely-He has been our Ebenezer anyway.Yet,these ordeals are absolutely unnecessary if government,ASUU, you and I will just be sincere for posterity sake.
However, the end of the strike doesnt seem near,it doesnt seem near at all.I advise every Nigerian student,if you have not started, to go and learn a skill,a second language or READ VORACIOUSLY,reading never kills anyone.
Any path you choose,just improve your value.
There is that book you have not finished writing,finish it now!Take that step because life is moving friends, don’t just wait and let it pass you by.Don’t be left behind.It was the former minister of education, Oby Ezekwesili at a conference last year that said that the Nigerian youth must know that his competitor is not his local youth, but that youth out there that is the citizen of the world. There is an international sphere that does not recognize strike as an excuse for failures. In the Western world,a 22-year old young man is already applying for his masters and by 24 he is writing his PHD thesis.That is not the reality in this part of the world, and when you find such, the ratio not substantial considering the human resource at our disposal. This is no fault of the Nigerian youth as the system is obviously retrogressive.
All these notwithstanding, whether we like it or not,painful albeit,is at the end of the day,ASUU or FG will not be held responsible for our success or failure.The ball is in our court!