- ASUU has called on the federal government to declare a state of emergency on Nigeria's education
- The union said the present administration has failed in nipping the challenges of the education sector in the bud
- According to the union's national president, the declaration of state of emergency in Nigeria should have been done since 2017
Nigeria's Academic Satff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Monday, September 9, called on the federal government to declare a state of emergency on Nigeria's education system.
ASUU's national president, Biodun Ogunyemi, while speaking at a press briefing after the union's national executive council meeting in Federal University of Agriculture(FUNAAB), Abeokuta said the All Progressives Congress-led administration have failed in education
Ogunyemi said the present administration have only succeeded in paying lip services to challenges faced in Nigeria's education sector.
He said challenges including the level of insecurity faced by the country will be on the increase if the federal government fails to fix the education sector.
He said: “This government promised us to change and our belief is that change should start with education. We are not even saying it alone, the minister of education who has come back for a second term also said it in 2017 that there was a need for a declaration of a state of emergency on that sector."
He also said that every meaningful change that must occur with Nigeria must begin with the education sector.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the union had faulted the President Muhammadu Buhari's led administrations commitment to Nigeria's education sector.
The union also accused the president and the APC of treating education policies in an political manner.
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