Nigeria universities: Where students don’t know if they will graduate

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Nigeria universities: Where students don’t know if they will graduate

The futures of more than a million Nigerian university students are on hold as a lecturers’ strike drags on less than a month before a presidential election, as Yemisi Adegoke reports from Lagos.

Olamide Tejuoso had been looking forward to the start of 2019.

She was expecting to be a fresh graduate beginning her career with a paid internship at a media company. The first step in realising her dream of becoming a writer after four years of studying at the University of Ibadan.
But instead of excitement, the communications student feels frustrated because of the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

Students at Nigeria’s state-funded universities have not resumed their studies due to an indefinite nationwide strike by academic staff that began in November.
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