The National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS) in Abia State has staged a peaceful demonstration in
Umuahia, urging the Federal Government to find ways of ending the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to enable students return to their classes.
Addressing journalists, the zonal representative of NANS, Comrade Cookey Nwachukwu, expressed regret that ASUU strike had affected the academic calendar as many graduating students who were supposed to be cleared for the one year mandatory national youth service had not been mobilized for the exercise.
Comrade Nwachukwu also appealed to the Federal Government as a matter of urgency to address the issue of security challenges confronting the country.
He advised fellow students not to involve in any form of partisan politics but to ensure that they collect their Permanent Voter’s Cards, which they would use to vote for the candidates of their choice in the 2019 general election.
The students numbering over 300 took to major roads in Umuahia carrying various placards with inscriptions including,“save education,”“Nigerian students say no to increase in school fees,”“Don’t mortgage our future” and “No Nation can survive without good education.”