Hi, Good Day. How’re you? I hope you’re fine and doing well. I’m just here trying to catch up and detoxify. If you’re reading this, it means that I eventually decided to post because the writers block hits harder with each passing day. Unproductivity and all.
I’d just like to fill you up with what’s happening in my life. Before the #Endsars and before the Corona Virus, there was another virus killing students which is, #ASUUSTRIKE. This happens when the Federal Government and the Academic staff union of universities don’t agree on something.
Back here in Nigeria, lives are going back to normal like nothing even happened. Churches, schools, everything. Universities not under ASUU have resumed and students are back in their hostels, learning, but students who attend schools are still at home, unprogressive.
They say, when two elephants fight, no one would be overthrown but the ants who are unfortunately under the elephants are the ones that suffer. In this case, ASUU and the Federal Government are the elephants, and we the students are the ants.
I just have a question? Is it fair? Everyone knows that to enter a Federal University in Nigeria, irrespective of your course requires, ‘flesh and blood’. You have to spend nights reading and writing series of exams, go through the anxiety of JAMB CAPS, sometimes, pay people to help secure the admission you worked for, and despite all these, we are denied an education.
You see, I don’t want to even go down to the quality of our lives. I don’t want to talk about how we have to struggle for bedspaces and end up sleeping like prisoners, so-called leaders of tomorrow. I don’t want to talk about how lecturers bully us because there are no systems to ensure checks and balances. I don’t want to talk about how we suffer daily. All we ask for is an education, is it too much to ask?