Strike’ll cost us marriage

Date: 02-11-2010 10:43 am (10 years ago) | Author: Aliuniyi lawal
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Some female students of the Anambra State University have said the continued closure of the university can deny them the opportunity to marry.


The students, who spoke to our correspondent in Awka, said age and time of graduation from the university were serious factors that determine marriage for women in Igboland.


They, therefore, urged the Anambra State Government and the striking workers of the university to urgently resolve their differences and call off the strike to save their future.


One of the female students, Uchenna, who is a social sciences student of the institution, said that these days men wait for girls to graduate from the university or any other higher institution before they approach them for marriage.


“Now if the university is closed down for too long, it may affect my age of graduation, which is another problem because men would not want to marry ladies who have gone past certain age,” she said.


The Secretary of the Students’ Union Government of the university, Mr. Callistus Ifeanyi, confirmed to our correspondent that the SUG leadership had come under pressure from female students, who wanted them to do something urgent to end the strike.


“It has been four months now and nothing is happening. Students are worried. Our ladies are not at peace with what is happening. Their time is counting. Somebody waiting for you to graduate before he will marry you will just move on to another person,” Ifeanyi said.


Our correspondent further gathered from respondents that these days, men do not want to train girls in school before marrying them or even after marrying them.


They want the girls’ parents to take full responsibility of training their daughters before they can approach them for marriage.


Nnamdi Okoye, a civil servant in Awka, said men had learnt their lessons. “Time was in the past when some men trained girls in school only for such men to be jilted by the same girls who would feel they had risen above the social class of their benevolent fiancé,” he said.


The Head of Department of Sociology and Anthropology of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Dr. Peter Ezeah, confirmed that age and education have become serious preconditions for marriage in the Igbo society.


He said the Igbo society still valued marriage and children. And so because younger women were more likely to have more and healthy children, parents still give out their children in marriage at an early age.


He said though the advent of western education had led to delay in the marriage age of girls, there were fears that older women might not be able to give birth.


He said, “By the time a lady enters the university at 17, she should leave at 22, which is the peak of fertility. If she does not finish before 30, she will be considered too old.”


On the economic level, Ezeah said bachelors would like to marry women that would assist them with the family income, “so they go for graduates and women who would not constitute economic liabilities to them.”

Posted: at 2-11-2010 10:43 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- Teeteeylaryor at 2-11-2010 06:53 PM (10 years ago)
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if they like make they marry or not, na dem sabi...joor

Posted: at 2-11-2010 06:53 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- xena15 at 2-11-2010 07:12 PM (10 years ago)
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Imagine!

Posted: at 2-11-2010 07:12 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- macgreat at 2-11-2010 07:24 PM (10 years ago)
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Na their Problem. . . make them think of getting a JOB when them graduate.

Useless set of girls. . .

Posted: at 2-11-2010 07:24 PM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- nice9ija at 2-11-2010 08:17 PM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: Teeteeylaryor on  2-11-2010 06:53 PM
if they like make they marry or not, na dem sabi...joor


maybe u don marri u know the think of others abi
Posted: at 2-11-2010 08:17 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- LEONE at 2-11-2010 08:33 PM (10 years ago)
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Time is 'ego'.They shouldn't waste these gurls precious time.
Posted: at 2-11-2010 08:33 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- mydicksweet at 2-11-2010 08:48 PM (10 years ago)
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Na wao when all this strike of a thin go ever stop for this futureless country naija........................today strike 2morrow strike na wao abeg make i finish my beer jor
Posted: at 2-11-2010 08:48 PM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- RAPH2009 at 2-11-2010 09:19 PM (10 years ago)
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Wonder shall never end who tell them say if they finish on time MARRIAGE is automatic for them ? To see a guy that will befriend you is hard as WAEC and to see the one that will lead you to altar is harder as JAMB........lol
Posted: at 2-11-2010 09:19 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- mydicksweet at 2-11-2010 09:22 PM (10 years ago)
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I tyre o
Posted: at 2-11-2010 09:22 PM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- Abusaeed at 2-11-2010 10:00 PM (10 years ago)
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plz make una tell them say,graduate or not graduate me i de ready
Posted: at 2-11-2010 10:00 PM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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- ifeyemi5 at 2-11-2010 10:12 PM (10 years ago)
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lol.
Posted: at 2-11-2010 10:12 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- sixtyhoneyy at 2-11-2010 10:15 PM (10 years ago)
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no comment
Posted: at 2-11-2010 10:15 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- uprising at 2-11-2010 10:32 PM (10 years ago)
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so una sabi say we men dey very important for una life
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- udegeorge at 2-11-2010 10:54 PM (10 years ago)
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WOW...............NO COMMENT
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- Keffejude at 2-11-2010 11:03 PM (10 years ago)
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girls dis dayz feel say marriage na employment or better still life assurance lol
Posted: at 2-11-2010 11:03 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- kharyourdey at 2-11-2010 11:53 PM (10 years ago)
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abeg to say d fact na true dem talk.
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- kharyourdey at 2-11-2010 11:54 PM (10 years ago)
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abeg to say d fact na true dem talk.
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- lopez2424 at 2-11-2010 11:57 PM (10 years ago)
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Na waooo.
Posted: at 2-11-2010 11:57 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- omorewa at 3-11-2010 12:32 AM (10 years ago)
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hmmmmmm..

Posted: at 3-11-2010 12:32 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- mezkaz18 at 3-11-2010 02:16 AM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: omorewa on  3-11-2010 12:32 AM
hmmmmmm..
na Hmmmmmm be ya contribution ? may be U don marry so u no kia
Posted: at 3-11-2010 02:16 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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