Without our strike Nigerian Universities Would Be Like Primary Schools in Three Years according to the ASUU President
According to the Academic Staff Union of Institutions (ASUU), if it didn’t continue to fight, Nigerian universities might be turned into public elementary schools in three years.
This was revealed on Tuesday by Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, president of ASUU, in an interview with Politics Today on Channels TV.
Malam Adamu Adamu, the minister of education, was given a directive by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday to end the protracted strike being led by the ASUU and other university-based unions.
However, in response to the order, Osodeke claimed that two weeks were insufficient time to resolve the dispute between the union and the federal government.
“We would have given up this fight if we weren’t honest and fully dedicated,” he remarked. Do you foresee what will occur? Nigerian universities would resemble public primary and secondary institutions in two to three years.
“If we were not honest, the Federal Government would not be owing our five-month paychecks, and we would not still be on strike today trying to figure out how to support our families financially. We are advocating that the government alter our current system. I want to beg the president to make this system’s transformation his legacy on behalf of Nigerian kids who can’t afford it.