Professor Biodun Ogunyemi
Professor Biodun Ogunyemi

Education: Buhari’s regime worst since 1999 – ASUU President

…Says would decide on strike action soon

NEWS DIGEST – As Nigerians continue to celebrate Democracy, The National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Professor Biodun Ogunyemi has labeled the President Buhari led administration as the worst since 1999.

In a chat with THE NEWS DIGEST, Prof. Biodun said the Government’s performance in relation to Education has been very bad and worrisome despite the Government’s claim of having interest in the sector.

“President Buhari has not performed impressively, we only decided to lay low because we felt our negotiations will bring something positive but that did not materialize, unless the Government wakes up, it would become the worst in terms of Education since Nigeria’s return to Democracy,” ASUU President said.

On what his Union plans to do to bring Education back to life, the ASUU Scribe said:
“We have been negotiating over the year and we are fed up, our members will make that decision on what they plan to do.”

When asked how soon such decision would be taken, Prof Biodun said “We meet periodically and I must say that we will take that decision at our next meeting but I cannot reveal when exactly is our next meeting”.

There has been continued concerns about the Education sector in Nigeria with increasing clamor for more budgetary allocation to the sector and more monitoring of funds pumped into various institutions.

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