A video of the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has gone viral, after he promised to ensure that undergraduates would spend no fewer than eight years in universities.
The presidential candidate spoke in Osogbo, the Osun state capital, while addressing crowd that came to show him support at the Freedom Park, venue of the rally.
Tinubu, who had a prepared speech, did not get chance to read his speech.
In what appeared to have been a slip of tongue, Tinubu said Nigerian students should call him a bastard if he fails in his promise to make them spend eight years as undergraduate.
The average year an undergraduate spends in the university is 4 years with the exception of some courses that span 5 years.
Nigerian students had however suffered untold elongation of their years on campuses due to industrial disputes between unions in the tertiary institutions and the government.
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In the last of the series of the strikes, Nigerian students had spent more than eight months at home while their teachers slugged it out with the government.
The video is trending on social media with varied reactions especially from younger Nigerians who had borne the brunt of unending trade disputes in the nation’s tertiary institutions.