ASUU: Strike will end only if Children of politicians should be banned from studying abroad – Lecturer

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On Tuesday, November 24, 2020, the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has called for a law restricting politicians and other public office holders from sending their children to foreign countries to study.

Prof. Olufayo Olu-Olu, the Akure zonal Coordinator of ASUU, said such restriction would end Nigeria’s education sector’s persistent strike.

The coordinator explained that it would help rebuild Nigeria’s education sector if such a law is placed.

Olu-Olu’s statement 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.”

Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU has been on strike for about eight months, following the federal government’s failure to meet its demands.

Despite a meeting with Federal government representatives last week, ASUU had vowed to continue with the strike until all demands are met.

However, there are speculations that the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU zonal branches would meet by Friday to decide if they would call off or continue the strike.

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