ASUU Strike Latest: Restrict Politicians’ Children from Studying Abroad

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ASUU Strike Latest: Union Denies Suspending Its Eight Months Old Strike

ASUU Strike Latest: Restrict Politicians’ Children from Studying Abroad

The Akure chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, on Monday called for a law that exempts children of political office holders from studying outside the country.

Prof. Olufayo Olu-Olu, the zonal Coordinator of ASUU, in his statement revealed that the restriction would put an end to the persistent strike in tertiary Institutions.

He further noted that the law would help restructure Nigeria’s education sector.

A statement by Olu-Olu reads partly:

“Members of the ruling class and their cohorts have their wards schooling abroad, so they do not commit to ending ASUU strike since the political office has become occupational rather than public service.”

“Until we domesticate two very important practices as laws in Nigeria, we may not get out of this doldrums -first, an act to compel all public office holders and government appointees to have their wards educated in Nigeria public schools from primary to tertiary level.”

“When this law is enacted, perhaps we will gradually see the end of needless ASUU strikes in the country.”

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