Gombe State University (GSU) student Maryam Adamu, 20, claims that the Academic Staff Union of Universities’ (ASUU) protracted strike has forced her to begin seeking for a husband.
In an interview with the Daily Sun, the young woman lamented the union’s strike action and said it had ruined her aspirations to graduate before turning 20.
Mariam, who is in her second year of college, claimed that the prolonged strike has entirely destroyed her motivation to finish her studies before getting married and that all she now wants is to get married and have a family.
Read her post below;
“I cannot take it anymore. Our continued stay at home following the shutting down of academic activities since February is not going down well with us. Many of us have lost the spirit. As I speak now, if I am asked to choose between going back to school and marriage, I would put marriage first,” said the student, who disclosed that she had been carried away by studies and never thought of marrying before graduation.
“This strike has forced me into an urgent search for a husband because that is what I could think of while staying at home with no assignments and studies to keep me busy. Most of my friends who had married earlier when marriage was a no-go area for me are today nursing their one or two children and I am in a way jealous.
“ASUU and government can continue with their games, all I care about and I am worrying about now is to get married so that I will not fall into things I will end up regretting because I don’t even know what I will be going back to do if schools are to be reopened today. They have killed the interest in me and so many of school friends. My parents have now picked interest in giving me out in marriage.”