Former national president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and ex-vice chancellor of Bayero University, Kano, Professor Attahiru Jega has lashed out on Nigeria’s Federal Government for not being proactive in meeting the demands of the academic union in forestalling any industrial action.
Jega made this known following threats by the union to embark on another round of strike action should their demands be ignored.
“Every country that recognises the value of human capital development invests appropriately in education.
Where government does not invest appropriately in education, where our academics well trained globally and also compete globally are underrated and not listened to or respected in their own fields of endeavor, then obviously there would continue to be crisis in the university system.
ASUU and many other unions would write to the government on certain demands, there would be no response. It is only when…
Source: Vanguard Newspaper