COVID-19 & ASUU Strike: Private University Students Are Now Graduating, Says Dipo Awojide

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A Senior Lecturer in Strategy at Nottingham Business School (UK), and Founder of BTDT Hub and BTDT Home Tutors, Dr Dipo Awojide, has reacted to the continuous sitting at home of Nigerian university students.

The Academic Staff of Universities Union (ASUU) declared an indefinite strike on 23rd of March before Nigeria declared lockdowns in the three areas began on March 30.

Dr Awojide who is a Member of the Africa Academy of Management, British Academy of Management and an Associate Member of the Chartered Management Institute (UK) took do his official Twitter handle on sadness to note that private university like Covenant University, Babcock University and other private Universities in Nigeria moved online, delivered content, assessed the students, and now they are graduating.

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Recall that the federal government directed tertiary institutions in Nigeria to commence online lectures for their students.

The renowned Careers and Personal Development Coach who delivers training on skills and employability wrote: “ASUU is still on strike. Covenant University, Babcock University and other private Universities in Nigeria moved online, delivered content, assessed the students, and now they are graduating. Most students studying in Federal and State Universities did not enjoy this privilege”

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However, the National Universities Commission in Abuja on Tuesday said preparations were in top gear to reopen the nation’s universities after the forced closure due to COVID – 19 pandemic.

The commission said it was collating data on assessment of the level of preparedness by the various universities through their vice-chancellors to determine if the universities were safe for resumption to both academic and non-academic activities.

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