The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has urged President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu of Nigeria to prioritize the country’s academics, contrary to what the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari did.
President of the University Association of the Federal University of Technology in Minna, Niger State, Gbolahan Bolarin has also urged the former governor of Lagos State to ensure that higher education is treated with the utmost respect.
“The first thing that one would expect from the next President is that university education must be a priority. No one should treat university education system with disdain that would make our students to stay at home for eight months because of governance failure.”
“He cannot afford to treat academics like they are not humans the way the President is treating us,” he told The Punch.
Information Nigeria understands that public universities have suffered many disruptions to the academic calendar under the Buhari administration.
In 2020, universities were closed for almost 8 months.
Academic activities at universities in 2022 have also been interrupted for eight months, with professors demanding improved welfare, an end to university expansion, and increased funding, among other things. other.
However, Tinubu personally promised that under his leadership there would be no more strikes in universities, stating that “a four-year course would be completed in four years”.
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