Education: ASUU Berates President Buhari Over Policies On University Education

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Education: ASUU Berates President Buhari Over Policies On University Education. ASUU has berated president Muhammadu Buhari on his commitment to fund the varsity education across the country – ASUU UI chairman, Professor Deji Omole, made this known while responding to a statement that president would use education to end poverty Omole described President Buhari’s polices on education as merely political and anti-universities.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has slammed President Buhari days after he purportedly made a political statement that his government will channel education to end poverty in the country.

The union, in a response by its University of Ibadan branch chairman, Professor Deji Omole, on Saturday, August 30, said the president lacked the commitment to eradicate poverty through education.

The varsity don, according to Daily Trust, argued that the education polices of Buhari government clearly show the president is not ready to fund the Nigerian universities to the level of global standard. He further posited that incessant statements made by the president on his administration’s commitment on education are merely political and “anti-universities.”

He said: “He is back to a familiar terrain. We are also in that same terrain. He spent more than three years in his first term and made so many political statements which were never implemented. One of such statements was the fact that they were going to declare state of emergency in the education sector and till he left office in his first term that was not done. “In fact there was no attempt towards that direction.

Rather than moving towards declaring state of emergency, what we saw was further reduction in the budgetary allocation to education. I don’t think anyone should expect any radical change from what happened to education in his first term and from what is going to happen.

“The administration has demonstrated its hatred for education by constantly reducing the budgetary allocation to education. Most of their policies are anti-university.” Omole expressed overt pessimism on the ability of new education minister Adamu Adamu to end the crisis faced by university education in the country.