Gbajabiamila resumes school at Harvard despite the ongoing ASUU strike

Universities in the country have been on strike for over 5 months, while a resolution remains in impasse.

Nigerians on the microblogging platform Twitter, have expressed their displeasure over a picture posted by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, confirming his resumption of a program at a university in the United States of America.

The picture was posted on Tuesday, 26th of July, and Nigerians haven’t spared him the rod considering the lingering strike in the country.

According to the Punch, academic activities in public universities in Nigeria have been on hold for 162 days. Still, there is no visible solution between ASUU and the Federal Government.

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Gbajabiamila tweeted on Tuesday via his verified Twitter handle, that he had gone back to Harvard Kennedy School for a program.

“Back to class. In a leadership course @havard @Kennedy_school. Forget the number of grey hairs, one is never too old to learn.”

Some Nigerians didn’t find this amusing and took to his comment section to have their say.

One Twitter user @Santos tweeted:

“Sir? What is your take on the five months ASUU strike in Nigeria as the leader of law-making arm of Nigeria govt? The university students have being at home for five months.
“Do you honestly think that showing us pictures your Harvard lecture class is the best at this moment?”

Another Twitter user, Halidu Adamu, tweeted:

“The irony. These guys are completely desensitised. Tweeting about attending classes in a foreign university while ours at home have been locked for months. ASUU needs to wake up and smell the coffee, this action is not leading anywhere constructive.”

Another tweep, Akintunde Babatunde, also tweeted:

“If universities in the USA were to be on strike, how will you be able to experience a working system? Walk around and see how basic things works in a normal university? Let’s hope you’ll return and use your influence to make our educational institutions work.”

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