- 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 plan 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 is a design to kill public universities. University of Ibadan is groaning terribly due to paucity of funds. Retired academics cannot be replaced because government deliberately refused to make budgetary 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 paucity 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 as the rejected qualified and brilliant candidates may eventually take to crimes because the country has rejected them. The policy is not only wicked but criminal,” the statement reads in part," the union leader added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the earned academic allowances of members of ASUU.
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.
Echono also said that the delay in payment was due to the union's mistrust for the federal government.
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