As Nigerians continue to call on the federal government to do the needful towards ending the strike action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the state chairman, Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Ondo State Wing, Comrade Victor Amoko has joined in the appeal saying the continuous stay at home for teeming Nigerian youths portends great danger for the nation.
Comrade Amoko stated this while speaking on school resumption in the state saying education is the bedrock.of meaningful development in any society.
According to him, most Nigerians are bothered by government’s insensitivity to the issue of prolonged strike action by ASUU.
“As parents, we are bothered that the government is not doing enough to address this issue. We are not happy the kids are at home and some are already using the opportunity to learn Yahoo-Yahoo. We believe an injury to one is an injury to others”, he further stressed noting that increased youth restiveness in northern part of the country can be traced to the environment which does not encourage learning.
While also charging parents to do their part, Comrade Amoko said government cannot do it alone noting that if the nation must attain education for all, it is the responsibility of all.
On the level.of preparedness for the new term, Comrade Amoko said teachers do not go on holiday and have been on ground preparing for the term to ensure students gets value for the whole learning process.
“An average female or male teacher is a mother or father respectively by the nature of the job which is why they exhibit natural instincts in developing a child”, he added.
He however urged the students to make the most use of the opportunity of learning to equip themselves.