Taking a break from our current series on "RELATIONSHIP", I will like to discuss something very crucial to us all.
Nigeria has a nation is currently undergoing several challenges, one of Nigeria's major challenge is that of electricity. The government over the years and in different administrations have embarked on several elephant projects to improve power supply but dew to corruption and bad administration the projects have all ended up as a failure.
The aim of post is not to address Nigeria's numerous challenges rather it's to bring to our attention how Electricity have halted learning in Nigeria's premiere University. The University of Ibadan (UI) has been shut down over students protest on incessant power supply, the institution is to remain closed for 2 weeks until power is restored.
Funny however is the response of the school management towards the problem of electricity on campus; here is what the University authority said
"We promise to work towards letting the students have at least seven hours of uninterrupted electricity daily."
In the word of John F. Kennedy he said "Our progress as a nation can not be swifter than our progress in education", with examination fast approaching my question is what good can seven hours of uninterrupted electricity daily do.
I am joining the students of UI to ask for improved power supply and better learning condition on their campus. This phenomenon of bad power supply is common in most government owned tertiary institution, ironically the tertiary institution in which i study Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) enjoys a great deal of electricity in comparison with other tertiary institution.
In conclusion, let us all collectively demand that the government produce the basic amenities that would help improve the living condition of the populace and for now join in the quest to return the students of UI back to there campus as exam is fast approaching.
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