APC, PDP is to blame for poor university education in Nigeria - ASUU alleges

APC, PDP is to blame for poor university education in Nigeria - ASUU alleges

- ASUU has blamed the APC and the PDP for the poor funding of tertiary education in Nigeria

- Deji Omole, the chairman of the association in the University of Ibadan chapter, said that this is true because the ruling party has not done enough to fund public varsities in the country

- Omole said that only former president Goodluck Jonathan assisted the federal government schools with N200 billion in 2013

The All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been accused by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) of having Nigerians alleged nonchalance in funding tertiary education.

Deji Omole, the chairman of ASUU, University of Ibadan chapter, on Monday, April 2, made the accusation. Omole said that this is true going by the refusal of the APC to inject revitalisation fund into public varsity education in the country to help students enjoy qualitative education, Vanguard reported.

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He said only the former president, Goodluck Jonathan injected N200 billion for the revitalisation of public varsities after the 2013 six-month strike action.

He said: “Public Universities are grossly underfunded leading to serious pressure on the available resources which have been stressed beyond elastic limits.

Many qualified candidates cannot be absolved into the system due to lack of adequate facilities. Children of the masses are housed in zoo-like condition. Laboratory, lecture rooms, light are worse-off now.”

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“Despite agreeing with ASUU to pump in N 1.3 trillion spread out in six years (2013 (N200b); 2014 (N220b); 2015 (N220b); 2016 (N220b); 2017 (N220), 2018 (N220b); only the Goodluck Jonathan administration released N200b in 2013 and that was all! Not even a kobo for revitalization has come from the Muhammadu Buhari government.”

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that ASUU had declared the University of Ilorin as a terrorist organisation.

The union declaration followed the reported sack of the association's chairman, Kayode Afolayan, for allegedly exposing corrupt practices of the institution's vice chancellor, Abdulganiyu Ambali.

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Source: Legit.ng

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