Disturbed by grandstanding by both parties, the Parent Teacher’s Association of Nigeria, PTA has pleaded with ASUU to reverse their decision in the interest of the students.

The National President of PTA, Alh Danjuma Haruna said that the strike has had negative effects on the educational sector, saying the crisis is counterproductive to the nation’s socio-economic development,

“Our children who are supposed to be in schools would further become frustrated and indulge in all kinds of social vices,” he said.

He appealed to both ASUU to go back to the drawing board and see where it can help in suspending its ongoing strike because according to him, the students and parents are at the receiving end as many cannot foot the bills of a private university or overseas education.

A parent with two children in the University system, Mr. Bola Popoola told Daily Independent that the lingering strike has become distasteful to parents at this auspicious time when homes are hit by economic challenges.

He lamented that the continued lockout of students was coming amidst increased price of foodstuff, high cost of petroleum and general insecurity challenges bedeviling the peace and stability of the country.

Vanguard/Cynthia Akere

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