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Students drag ASUU to court over continued strike; demand N10billion compensation

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ASUU: Because of the lingering strike for the Nigerian student in the country, the law statements have taken it upon themselves and have dragged the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) before the high court.

On Friday, November 20th, according to Guardian, a suit was filed at the court. The association is seeking an order to compel ASUU to return to the classroom as well as an order of perpetual injunction to restrain ASUU from embarking on further strikes.

The suit was filed by the president of the association, Mr. Blessing Agbomhere on behalf of his members is also asking the court to compel ASUU to pay N 10 billion compensation to Nigeria students.

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The association claims the compensation is for allegedly infringing on the right of the students to education as guaranteed by Section 18 of the 1999 Constitution and Article 17 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights.

The association is further asking the court to order ASUU to pay damages to all Nigerian students for the psychological and emotional torture meted out to them as well as the loss of valuable time following the continuous strike.

Agbomwere said, speaking to newsman; that the suit was a sequel to its findings that ASUU members had been shortchanging the federal Government by teaching in more than one university.

He said it’s investigations also revealed that members of the union were engaging in consultancy services in oil companies and collecting multiple salaries at the detriment of the Nigerian students.

It’s no news that this consistent strike is becoming boring and marring the students reading abilities and even academic continuation.

The student on this are unhappy about the whole thing, that was why they took that robust to drag ASUU to court for a lingering strike.

Let student fate be put into consideration as school resumes soon

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