Education not a priority for Buhari-led government – ASUU
– ASUU has condemned the poor funding of the education sector by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration – The union accused the president of presenting education policies that are wicked and criminal against the present needs of youths in Nigeria – According to the union, he present administration plans to deny Nigerian youths the right to know and challenge misrule The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has decried the poor funding and neglect of Nigeria’s education system by the present administration. ASUU described President Muhammadu Buhari policies on education as wicked and criminal against the present needs of youths in the country. The chairman of the University of Ibadan chapter of ASUU, Professor Deji Omole, in a statement released on Sunday, July 7, accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration of
a deliberate commit to starve public education with funds.
Daily Trust reports that Omole said that the present administration plans to deny Nigerian youths the right to know and challenge misrule.
Omole said: “APC Government’s failure to fund education may be a style to kill public universities.
University of metropolis is moaning very because of scarcity of funds.
Retired teachers can not be replaced as a result of government deliberately refused to create fund provision for growth and development.” He said the crisis has led to the staff on ground being
overworked and leading to early deaths of many of the union’s colleagues. “Education is not the priority of this government.
Due to scarcity of funds, many universities, including University of Ibadan, the nation’s premier university, cannot admit many qualified candidates into the universities,” Omole said.
“This is dangerous to the society because the rejected qualified and sensible candidates could eventually fancy crimes as a result of the country has rejected them.
The policy isn’t solely wicked however criminal,” the union leader adscititious. ALSO READ TINUBU CAN’T DENY BEGGING ABACHA FOR APPOINTMENT
The permanent secretary of the ministry of education, Sonny Echono, said the federal government has resolved all issues related to the said allowance of members of ASUU.