ASUU Strike : Five productive things to do while waiting for FG and ASUU to resolve the impasse

You will recalled that The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has extended its warning strike by two months on Monday March 14. This then simple means that undergraduates in public universities nationwide would be home for yet another 8 weeks.


It will be unwise to spent this time doing nothing having in mind the high unemployment rate in country, remember that even upon graduation chances of you getting a white collar job are rare, therefore the need to be engage and learn skills becomes important.

Indeed Covid-19 has taught the world great lessons of total lockdown a lot of what will be listed are digital, this to break of barriers of time and distance.


Below are some five productive skills to consider doing while waiting for FG and union to:

Digital Skills

· Acquire a digital skill
As the world evolves, acquiring digital skills becomes not just an option but a vital one. Digital skills are any skills related to being computer literate or having a smartphone. Industries have digitalised their operations and processes. By implication, employers require specialised skills. Examples of digital skills students can acquire include:


Digital design
Data analytics
Web development
Social media management

Online Course

· Take online courses
Technology has made learning easy. You don’t have to take lectures in the four walls of a classroom before you become certified in a course. There are so many online courses students can take which may eventually complement their discipline in school or extra knowledge. For example Copywritting, Digital Marketing etc.


Examples of platforms that award certificate at the end of your programme are: Udemy, Coursera, edX among others

· Intern

Graduating with good grades only doesn’t guarantee your preferred job. Work experience also adds value to the degree. Hence, internship has become crucial mode to make recent graduates stand out. During this ASUU period, it’s advisable to garner that work experience by interning to get hands-on knowledge in your career field as employers now rely on resume that emphasise on relevant work experience.
One can go into fashion design
3D Painting
Make up
And a host of other

· Volunteer
There are so much to benefit while volunteering. Aside the experience one gathers while doing the task, it also strengthens relationship and networking among fellow volunteers. Volunteering as a social worker is simple way of contributing ones quota to the development of the community. Students who are loners with adverse effect on their mental health can consider opting for volunteering jobs.

· Read books
Most evident benefits of reading every day is learning. Although, learning is an unending process but this is an opportunity to open those books that one couldn’t read because school busy schedule. Read as wide as possible, be it your discipline related or not, the goal is to ensure that that time is well spent. As one is reading great ideas of writing unfolds to you and can also start thinking of writing books.

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