The ongoing ASUU strike will clock for 3 months on 14 May 2022. That would be a quarter of a year with university students being redundant and having no sense of educational direction because their schools are on strike. If you are in a federal government-owned university, this is most likely the situation you find yourself in.
Ayobami obviously couldn’t take it anymore as the situation had begun to take a toll on him, he didn’t hide his emotions, he wanted to go back to school. The ever conscious Zikite took to his Twitter page (Ayoo_bami) to voice out his longing for the experience of BALUBA once again, the spirit of family and oneness.
Truly, the activities of the BALUBA kingdom are such that one can’t escape from them, even if you join them or not, it’s a sight to behold. The spontaneous gyration, the “aro” episodes, the sudden screams and many more such activities provide an escape for students from an already choking academic scenario where everyone is either preparing for a test or reading for an exam or drafting an outline for a term paper; the average UIte is thinking of his book half of the time you see him on the street.
Just like Ayobami, a lot of people also miss the school environment, maybe not because of the academic activities, but what interests them about school. The night outs, the hangouts, the dates and long night discussions, the food and so much more. But as it is, the solution to the lingering strike action is not in the hands of any student, it’s just so unfortunate that they bear the brunt.
Notwithstanding, we all miss school and won’t mind coming back to school just so we can escape from the rigours and mental drain of this strike.