ASUU Strike: I haven’t been to school since I got admission – Rema

Nigerian music star, Divine Ikubor popularly known by his stage name Rema, has appealed to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to call off its ongoing industrial action.

In a post on his verified Twitter page on Monday, he said since he gained admission into the University of Lagos, he had not resumed.
In January 2022, the Bounce crooner announced that he applied to study at the school and got accepted after his mum made him realise the importance of having a degree.

However, months after sharing the joyful news, he decried how he was still waiting to join his peers in school but cannot do so.

”ASUU, since dem give me admission I neva start school o, e don do nau! 😖”, he tweeted.

ASUU had on Monday, February 14, 2022, announced a four-week total and comprehensive warning strike following the inability of the union and the Federal Government to reach common ground on the demands of university lecturers.

Some of ASUU’s demands include the release of revitalization funds for universities, renegotiation of the 2009 FGN/ASUU agreement, release of earned allowances for university lecturers, and deployment of the UTAS payment platform for the payment of salaries and allowances of university lecturers.

Following the expiration of the initial four weeks of the warning strike, the union had gone ahead to declare another eight weeks saying that it was giving the government more time to attend to its needs.


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