Strike: Stakeholders Calls FG, ASUU to adopt new Strategy to resolve crisis


As the strike action embark upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) continue to have its toll on the students and parents in general, stakeholders have called on the waring factions to adopt new strategies of resolving disagreements that usually lead to strike.


The Chief of Staff to Ogun State government, Alhaj Salisu Shuaib who spoke as a parent on Wednesday at a press briefing by Oke-Ona Egba Grammar School Old Students Association as part of activities marking the 60th Founders Day Anniversary of their alma mater, said the crisis if not checked, can linger for long.


Salisu, who is an old student of the school said, "the problem in the nation's education system required a multi-dimensional and multifaceted approach. It will also require the collaboration of all stakeholders in a manner that we seek to solve the problem rather than pointing accusing fingers at each other". 


He noted that " pointing accusing fingers at each other from now till kingdom comes will not solve the problem. We need to evolve a novel idea to solve this problem". 

"In our citadel of learning, incessant strike has not produced the result, agreement has not produced the result, there must be something new we can try". 

"I am challenging ASUU, particularly in our citadel of learning, they must come up with a new innovative that will address the problem of funding of education in one hand and to ensure that the govt keeps it's promises".

"We need to ask what are the challenges in finding education and what approach can we adopt to address it. Even in the most advanced countries, student loan is a common  thing. Funding is on one hand and also ensure that the government keeps to its own side of the story".

He added that the anniversary was meant for the coming together of all the old students, who had attained greatness in their various callings, to use the platform as a source of motivation and inspiration to current students of the school to be resolute in their academic pursuit as it through this they can position themselves and attain greatness in life.


On her part, the Chairman of the 60th anniversary committee, Mrs Ganiyat Raji said " the anniversary is an opportunity for reunion of people long dispersed, who have been spared, kept alive, Hale and hearty”.

Mrs Raji, while commending the efforts of the Prince Dapo Abiodun’s led administration in the state’s education sector, called for the government’s intervention towards reconstruction of the Akomoje road leading to the school, construction of the Perimeter fencing of the School to ward encroachment of the 72 hectare of land donated by the founding fathers, provision of borehole, repair of electrical cables and poles and upgrading and equiiping of the school’s science laboratories.

Mrs Raji pointed out that the of the celebration is 'A Chronicle of Impact and Legacies’ which is meant to highlight the roles and contributions of our members in various areas of human endeavors and showcase the legacies of our founding fathers

“This is an opportunity for reunion of people long dispersed, who have been spared, kept alive, Hale and hearty”.

She also described the occasion as an opportunity to appraise our individual contributors to the development of our Alma mater. We want the current students to learn the act of giving back to their Alma- mater in particular and the society in general, more importantly to show appreciation to the school for the solid foundation laid in years past”

Mrs Raji, while commending the efforts of the Prince Dapo Abiodun’s led administration in the state’s education sector, called for the government’s intervention towards reconstruction of the Akomoje road leading to the school, construction of the Perimeter fencing of the School to ward encroachment of the 72 hectares of land donated by the founding fathers, Provision of Borehole, repair of electrical cables and poles and upgrading and equipping of the school’s science laboratories.

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