The Coalition of 19 Northern States presidents of the Students Union Government, SUG, has issued a one-week ultimatum to both the Nigerian government and ASUU to resolve its problem with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) or it takes to the streets in protest.
This was disclosed at a press conference in Kano on Tuesday where they read the outcome of an earlier meeting of the coalition in Jigawa State.
Sadi Garba Sa’id of the Bayero University Kano, addressed the conference on behalf of the coalition and made clear their requests and decisions.
They further stated that they will not accept any increase in registration fees while calling on the government to waive the fees because of the pandemic which has caused economic devastation.
The coalition also called for a review of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) age limit as the lingering ASUU strike might have affected the chances of some of the students to participate in the scheme.
The coalition further condemned the alarming rate of rape and kidnapping across the country and therefore called for a prompt action by government.
They also demand that education should be given priority in the country for which they called on the government to also provide quality education in primary and secondary schools.
The coalition further called for the introduction of skill acquisition and internship programs to the students of tertiary institutions across Nigeria while they also called for transparency in respect of federal and state scholarship schemes.