ASUU Strike: Batch ‘C’ Corps Members Not Mobilised

ASUU Strike: Batch ‘C’ Corps Members Not Mobilised


By Lanre Oguntoyinbo:


The rippling effects of the thirteen week-old strike
embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of
Universities, ASUU, in protest of federal
government’s failure to implement the 2009
agreement, has started to tell on the nation’s public
universities.

Students from the public Universities, who are due
for their one-year National Youth Service Corps
(NYSC) scheme in the next batch (‘C’), now fear that
they may be unable to take part in the mandatory
programme.

A source at the NYSC said students in private
institutions have started receiving call-up letters 
for the 2013 Batch ‘C’ orientation exercise since the
scheme must go on.

“We cannot postpone the exercise over the ASUU,
Federal Government impasse”.

“The mere fact that public institutions have been
shutdown for three months is enough fact for
prospective candidates to know they would not be
enrolled for service, as all clearance needed for their
call-up letters were not carried out,” he added.

A final year student, Health Education of the Tai Solarin
University, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun state, told reporters that
the strike has disrupted her personal development
plans.

“I had wanted to take up a course after my project
while we await our call-up letters. Now the
registration for the programme has closed as I could
not fulfil all the requirements due to the ongoing
strike.

“We only hope that this action would end sooner,” she
adds.

Meanwhile, the NYSC Director-General, Brig-Gen.
Nnamdi Okore-Affia, has flagged off a two-day
national summit on de-briefing/planning of NYSC Skill
Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED)
programme.

The summit on the theme “Repositioning the NYSC
SAED Programme to Enhance Service Delivery” is
holding at the Lagos State NYSC Secretariat.



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By Lanre Oguntoyinbo:


The rippling effects of the thirteen week-old strike
embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of
Universities, ASUU, in protest of federal
government’s failure to implement the 2009
agreement, has started to tell on the nation’s public
universities.

Students from the public Universities, who are due
for their one-year National Youth Service Corps
(NYSC) scheme in the next batch (‘C’), now fear that
they may be unable to take part in the mandatory
programme.

A source at the NYSC said students in private
institutions have started receiving call-up letters 
for the 2013 Batch ‘C’ orientation exercise since the
scheme must go on.

“We cannot postpone the exercise over the ASUU,
Federal Government impasse”.

“The mere fact that public institutions have been
shutdown for three months is enough fact for
prospective candidates to know they would not be
enrolled for service, as all clearance needed for their
call-up letters were not carried out,” he added.

A final year student, Health Education of the Tai Solarin
University, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun state, told reporters that
the strike has disrupted her personal development
plans.

“I had wanted to take up a course after my project
while we await our call-up letters. Now the
registration for the programme has closed as I could
not fulfil all the requirements due to the ongoing
strike.

“We only hope that this action would end sooner,” she
adds.

Meanwhile, the NYSC Director-General, Brig-Gen.
Nnamdi Okore-Affia, has flagged off a two-day
national summit on de-briefing/planning of NYSC Skill
Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED)
programme.

The summit on the theme “Repositioning the NYSC
SAED Programme to Enhance Service Delivery” is
holding at the Lagos State NYSC Secretariat.



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