5 Productive Things To Do During ASUU Strike

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5 Productive Things To Do During ASUU Strike

The Nation has listed the five productive things to do during ASUU strike.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has extended its warning strike by two months. This means undergraduates would have been home for three months when by ending of May.

Here are five productive activities to consider while waiting for FG and ASUU to resolve the impasse:

· Acquire a digital skill

As the world evolves, acquiring digital skills becomes vital. Digital skills are any skills related to being computer literate. 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, programming and web development, social media among others.

· 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.

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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.

· 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.