ASUU Calls For State Of Emergency, Strike Looming!!!!

Academic Staff Union of Universities has renewed the call for the declaration of a state of emergency in the education sector.
The call came on the heels of thedeath of the Senate President of National Association of Nigerian Students and four other officials of NANSin a ghastly motor accident last week in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
In a statement by its President, Dr. Nasir Isa, the union said the fate that befell the five NANS officials called for the declaration of emergency in theentire education sector by the Federal Government.
The union also urged students to step up their activism by re-opening the issues bordering on compelling government to increase its annual budgetary allocation to at least 26 per cent, revival of the education bank and job creation for teeming unemployed graduates.
Nasir said, “ASUU invites the students’ movement to reopen the issues: uncommercialized education with access to all, especially the children of the underprivileged, allocation of at least 26 per cent yearly budgets to education, declaration of emergency in the whole education system.
“There is the need for the revitalization of the university system on the basis of the scientifically sound Needs Assessment, the restoration of the once-virile education bank and the creation of jobs for the teeming unemployed graduates”.


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