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Polytechnic students happy for school resumption

”By now, I would have been preparing for another session’
– OGUNSOLA IRETIOLA, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta
I just got admitted into Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta. It was during our clearance that the strike commenced. I thought it’s going to be for a short time. Surprisingly, one week ran into a months, and months to almost a year. By now, I would have been preparing for another session.

‘I thank God that the strike is over’- KEHINDE OJO OLASUNKANMI, The Polytechnic, Ibadan
‘I thank God that the strike is over because I’m one of the final year students of The Polytechnic, Ibadan. I was awaiting my call up letter before the strike and I just can’t imagine why we stayed at home for this long.
It is really devastating. Nigerian government should do something about this strike.
Strike, strike all the time. Anyway, I’m happy the strike is over.

‘I feel very happy about it’ – GBENGA SHOYEMI, Ladoke Akintola Polytechnic
I feel very happy about it because we can go back to school instead of walking aimlessly on the street or going to visit friends or a relations.
It has affected us in such a way that one year was wasted by the government. After a long period of no academic performances, it makes the brain difficult to adjust to learning.

‘I’m just happy we are going back to school’- YINKA OGUNWALE, Yaba College of Technology
I don’t think I can quantify the effect of the strike on my life. I’m just happy we are going back to school.

‘We can’t get the lost time again’ – GRACE ADEOLA
It has set me back by almost a year and we can’t get the lost time again. I hope we would continue without any further interruption so we can graduate.

‘I am very glad’ – IJOEMA OGBU, Federal Polytechnic, Nekede
We received the news of resumption with gladness and appreciation to the new Minister of Education, Alhaji Shekarau. We have really lost a lot, which is why we need to get serious with lectures.
We only pray the federal government finally settles with lecturers so there would be no need for another strike.

‘Abia Poly lecturers are still on strike’ – KINGSLEY JOHN, Abia State Polytechnic, Aba
Following the resumption of lectures, one would have thought our school will resume academic activities. But that is not the case. Abia Poly lecturers are still on strike. Please, help us tell Governor T. A. Orji to pay them so we can return to school.

‘It’s a good news only if they don’t go back to their vomit’ – SOLA OLA, The Polytechnic, Offa (Mass Communication)
It’s a good news only if they don’t go back to their vomit. I don’t trust the federal government. But for now, we still need to appreciate the fact that they have resolved the crisis. It’s certain that it may be difficult to recover from the loss, especially the wasted one academic year.
However, we still need to thank God for counting those of us alive to be part of those who have resumed because a lot may have died during the period.

‘One needs to be grateful to God’ – FELICIA BABALOLA, The Polytechnic, Ibadan
I was happy when I heard that ASUP has suspended the strike. Thank God for the intervention of the new minister of education. We also need to be grateful to our lecturers for soft pedalling on the issue. No doubt, we have lost one academic year, and that will be very difficult to make up.
But in every situation, one needs to be grateful to God. What if the strike continued? There is nothing we could do.

‘I feel relieved and happy’- KUNLE MAJEKODUNMI, The Polytechnic, Ibadan
I feel relieved, happy that we are back in school. However the government should use this opportunity to address the needs of the lecturers because the call off is just temporary.
I am positive about the whole scenario. Aside the fact that I lost some months in my academic year I would say I still gain in the area of self employment. I had more time to make money by my painting works.

‘I am delighted to be back in school’- DAYO FADIPE, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Ogun State
I am delighted to be back in school. I am not happy that I lost part of my academic year, I still believe everything works out for good for those who believe in God.

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