ASUU: Powerful Southeast Governor Says “Secondary and Vocational Schools” Are Enough

ASUU: Powerful Southeast Governor Says “Secondary and Vocational Schools” Are Enough

  • The governor of Ebonyi state and chairman of the Southeast governors' forum, David Umahi, has said university educated is overrated in Nigeria
  • Umahi said university education is not for all, adding that what most countries strive to achieve are secondary school and vocational education
  • The governor noted that the federal government cannot borrow over N1trn to solve the problem of ASUU, which has been on industrial strike for about 6 months

Abakaliki, Ebonyi - David Umahi, the governor of Ebonyi state and chairman of the Southeast governors’ forum, has said that university education is not for everybody.

The governor said this while noting that it is unreasonable for Federal Government to borrow over N1trn to meet the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)’s demands, The Punch reported.

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ASUU: Powerful Southeast Governor Says “secondary school and vocational schools” are enough Photo Credit: Governor David Nweze Umahi
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He said this while speaking on the industrial action the varsities’ lecturers embarked upon when he received a Nigerian Police Trust Fund delegation on Wednesday, August 10.

Umahi noted that education and security are the country's two most challenging problems.

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According to him, Nigeria's education system is not well articulated, adding that the basic education attained in every country is secondary or vocational.

“University education is not for everybody and that is the truth. The basic education every country strives to attain is secondary school and vocational schools. These are the basic schools, and when you have these qualifications, you will be able to use it either to start up something or to be able to use it to be employed.”

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Influential northern governor reveals true position on workers’ salaries in an earlier report, revealed that the Nigerian university lecturers have, in a reply to Muhammadu Buhari's 2 weeks ultimatum, where the president directed the minister of education to fix the ongoing strike in two weeks, said it is too long.

According to the academic staff union of the university (ASUU), the lecturers are prepared to resume in two days if the government would honour the agreement it had with the union.

Emmanuel Osodeke, the union president, believes that if the children of the politicians attend Nigerian public universities, the union's strike will not last two days.


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