The National Association of Nigerian Students has rejected the court judgement directing striking university lecturers to return to classrooms.
In a statement signed by its National spokesperson, Giwa Yisa Temitope, the student association said that the “judgement betrays equity.”
Part of the statement read, “Ordinarily, the Federal Government is not meant to have dragged ASUU to court. But, the fact that they had to drag ASUU to court is a signal that this government cannot handle crisis. And, we want to state categorically that the court cannot force members of ASUU back to lecture theatres.
“And, as it stands today, with that judgment, we maintain that the court has not resolved the problem and we reject the judgment in strong terms.
The ruling could have been that the Federal Government should go and pay rather than say that lecturers who are on strike should go back to classrooms.
“The only remedy to this strike action is for the Federal Government to accede to the demands of ASUU which the government willingly entered into with them and properly fund education.”