Universities and the coalition government have been urged to unite and close ranks so that Nigerian students can leave the streets and return to class.
Abia North Senator representing the National Assembly, Orji Uzor Kalu, made the request on Tuesday in a statement on his Facebook page.
He expressed his condolences to the Nigerian students who “dropped out of school against their will because of the ongoing ASUU strike”.
He said, “I call on the universities and the federal government to come together and close the ranks so that our students can leave the streets and return to the classrooms.
“I sympathize with the students who ended up not studying because of the ongoing ASUU strike.”
The Chief Whip of the Senate recalled the past, saying, “When I was Governor of Abia District (199-2007), primary and university education was free and affordable.
“My government has invested heavily in education to encourage people to go to school.
“Provinces and the federal government should pay close attention to education. It is incumbent upon any government to ignore the education sector. ”
He added, “Persistent strikes lead to delays in graduation and delay their health and livelihood programs”.