Nigerian singer, Divine Ikubor aka Rema, who announced that she got admission into the University of Lagos in 2022, said she dropped out of school due to the strike by the academic staff union in the universities.
The 22-year-old musician admitted that he managed to satisfy his mother’s desire to finish his studies.
However, after its approval, ASUU went on an eight-month strike that grounded all federal universities.
In a recent interview with Count Down Radio, he revealed that he decided to drop out of his undergraduate studies because the teachers went on strike.
“I accepted it last year, but I bailed out. I rescued him because they went on strike,” he said.
Surprised, the interviewer, who seemed surprised by his answer, sought clarification saying, “What do they have? Which university?”
Rema continued: “University of Lagos. In fact, all schools went on strike in Nigeria.
“So they’re back but it took a couple of months. But I really wanted to strategize how I was going to do part-time classes and tours, but the whole strike just looked bad. It was like a mistake, and I had to move on from there.”
“So are you going to pass?” asked the host.
“I’ll pass,” Rema replied. “Right now, because life is crazy, because life is fast. So yes! Right now, I’m full of music, I told my mother.”
Although Rema previously stated that her mother had obtained a tertiary education, she, however, stated that she was fine with her decision to drop out of school and focus entirely on music.
“My son is fine. He travels with me too. He was with me in London, but because it was a bit cold, he had to run back home,” he added.