With the upcoming presidential and national assembly elections in Nigeria, it is crucial that university students are able to travel home to pick up their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) and participate in the democratic process.
Nigerians on Twitter appealing to all university Vice-Chancellors and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to consider closing campuses from the 25th of January to allow students to go home and pick up their PVCs.
They urge universities to close for election breaks on the 20th of February, the day of the presidential and national assembly elections.
Most Twitter users argue that, it is vital for the future of Nigeria that the voices of young people are heard in the election. We need a new Nigeria that is devoid of ASUU strikes, a stable economy, and a corrupt and criminal-free government. By closing universities for these important dates, we can ensure that students are able to participate in the democratic process and have their voices heard.
Moreover, it is also important to note that the government has the responsibility to create a conducive atmosphere for the students to participate in the electoral process. The government should ensure that the PVCs are delivered to the schools on time and also create a conducive environment for the students to travel home.
Nigerians on Twitter appeal to all university VCs and ASUU to consider closing campuses for a week to allow students to go home and pick up their PVCs, and also to close for election breaks on the 20th of February.
This will ensure that the voices of young people are heard and that they are able to exercise their right to vote. Together, we can work towards a new Nigeria that is free from strikes, has a stable economy, and a corrupt and criminal-free government.
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