Plateau State University students protest ASUU strike

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Students of Plateau State University, Bokkos have embarked on a protest to express dissatisfaction with the continuous industrial action by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) which has been going on for three months.

The dissatisfied students marched through Jos, the state capital, and ended their protest at the government house in Little Rayfield, where they were greeted and addressed by Samuel Jatau, Secretary to the Government of the State.

Since November 2023, university lecturers have been on indefinite strike in response to a number of demands made by the state administration.

Since then, the students have been at home without lectures which has affected admissions of new intakes while those expecting to graduate are not sure of when the final examinations will take place.

The frustration informed the students’ decision to embark on a protest carrying placards with different inscriptions to drive home their demands.

The Secretary to the government of the state appealed to the aggrieved students to be patient as the government was addressing issues raised by the lecturers.

The lecturers are demanding among other things, the provision of additional hostel accommodation, completion of road network on campus and provision of staff quarters.