The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has appealed to the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, to consider the plight of Nigerian students and suspend the ongoing strike.

JAMB Registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, who made the appeal on Wednesday during an event at the University of Ilorin, said the industrial action is “unnecessary”.

According to him, the incessant strike by the university lecturers was capable of causing irreparable damages on the affected students and even the nation’s economy.

“While acknowledging the fact that the primary responsibility of reasonable funding of public health and education institutions lies on the proprietors-the Government, may I seize this opportunity to call on the employers, university-based labour unions to appreciate the irreparable damage of incessant strikes on not just the students but also the nation”, he added.

ASUU had embarked on strike on February 14 over the Federal Government’s failure to implement previous agreements both parties had entered into, forcing public university students to remain at home till date.