One of the biggest problems in Nigeria’s tertiary institution educational system is the ASUU Strike.
This problem is no longer new to every Nigerian student and parent.
However, strikes in Nigeria can be very unpredictable, especially the ASUU Strike.
Strike leads to closing schools and institutions, lecturers and teachers stop coming to work, and students are forced to go home.
Students and parents do not have any power over the strike. But the federal government and other bodies do.
Meanwhile, the strike period can be a good and productive time for some students or the worst time for some.
Many students can’t predict how long the strike will be. It’s impossible. That is why it is good to make the best use of your time as a student.
So, this article will be all about 6 things You Should start Doing As A Nigerian Student During ASUU Strike.
1. Learn A Digital Skill
In this digital age, skills are now valuable. Learning skills is one of the best ways to invest in yourself.
If you’ve not been taking skills seriously, this is high time you get serious about it. Meanwhile, strike periods are time you can get start learning skills.
You can start learning skills like graphic design, website design, programming and coding, content writing, social media management, video creation and editing, and so on.
Some online courses and resources can teach you any skill you want to learn. There are platforms like Udemy, Coursera, Udacity, Skillshare, etc.
2. Attend Seminars, Events, And Read Personal Development Books
Personal development is very crucial to your life as a student. It is one of your greatest assets.
Many students don’t take personal development seriously, and that’s because they are not trained to do so.
The time of strike is the best time to improve your personal development as a student.
Attend seminars, whether online or offline, go to events, and read personal development books.
3. Develop And Sharpen Your Communication Skills
If most students know how communication skills are crucial to their lives, they will take it very seriously.
Many Nigerian graduates are unemployable today because they lack communication skills.
Effective communication is crucial to the growth and well being of any business or company.
A graduate will good communication skills is an asset to a company, and people like this get hired quickly.
Communication skills are not only useful to companies but also in your daily life activities in so many ways.
The time of strike is a perfect time for you to develop and sharpen your communication skills as a student.
4. Read Your School Notes
Sometimes, you might be lagging in your school works or courses.
Maybe you are yet to understand some topics your lecturer taught in the class. The strike period is the right time to pick them up again.
Moreso, if you are not lagging, you can get ahead of other students by reading and studying topics that have not been taught.
The fact that you are on a strike period should not mean your academic activities should be on hold. Spend time wisely.
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5. Start A Business
Yes, you heard that right. You cannot predict when the strike is going to end.
The time you are on strike is an opportunity for you to start a business if you have a business idea and plan already.
How would you feel making some income for yourself as a student? Happy, right? You don’t need to look up to your parents every time.
Meanwhile, if you don’t have a business to start ye, you can use that period for some research, survey, feasibility study on the proposed business you would like to start later.
6. Join A Good Circle
You might not know what I mean by “Join A Good Circle”, but I will explain.
They are some factors that define your life as a person: your environment, friends, exposure, the information you consume, and so on.
Every student or individual has friends, no matter how small they are. Either directly or indirectly, positively or negatively, your friends influence you one way or the other.
That is why it is important you know the kind of friends you have or the circle you are in because it shapes your life.
Look at the friend you have and the circle you are in; are they adding value to your life? Are they helping you grow?
The strike period is the right time to leave a bad circle, (if it happens your current “circle” are not helping you) and join a good one.
The ASUU Strike can either be a good or bad time for you, and that depends on how you use it.
The ASUU strike period is a time for you to be productive as a student.
Above are the things you can start doing for yourself during ASUU Strike.