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ASUU Strike: PTA rejects proposed N10,000 contribution to end strike

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna

Parents/Teachers Association of Nigeria (PTA) has rejected moves to ask each parent to contribute N10.000 for Nigerian students to enable ASUU ends the six months’ strike. 

In a statement, National President of the Association, Alhaji Haruna Danjuma, distanced his association from such a statement, that, PTA will not contribute N10,000 each to the students. 

According to him, Parents/Teachers Association of Nigeria is “not aware of this statement and, therefore, has warned against using her name to cause any problems.”

“We are not involved in any statement(s) related to paying money to ASUU for them to call-up the on-going strike.

“Our stand, since from the inception of the strike, is for both ASUU and Federal Government to come to an agreement to end the strike, but not to contribute money to pay ASUU,” it stated.

The statement further stressed that, “Beside that, PTA still insists on negotiation between ASUU and Federal Government so as to end the ongoing strike that is affecting the quality system of education in the country. 

“Furthermore, there is need for government and ASUU to as a matter of urgency come to conclusions and reach an agreement, because the strike has affected millions of students and university lecturers in many ways,” it stated. 

While appealing to the Federal Government to listen to the demand of ASUU, the President of PTA also begged the Federal Government to rescue all kidnapped secondary school students across the country that are still in bandits’ captivity. 

In particular, Danjuma decried the current situation of Yawuri kidnapped female students that are still in bandits’ captivity for over 400 days, saying, “Hence, the need to rescue all students.” 

Similarly, national president of Foundation for the Protection of Women and Children in Nigeria, Hajiya Ramatu Tijjani, has called on parents across the country to monitor the movement of school students that are on holidays. 

She appealed to parents to monitor the TV stations so as save the children from watching some foreign films that promote immoralities, while she equally called on parents and guardians to monitor their kids on social media.

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