ASUU Strike: ‘FG playing games on the future of Nigerian youths, education sector’
Bishop of Anglican Diocese of Afikpo, Rev. Paul Udogu, weekend, emphasised that the Federal government was playing politics with the future of Nigerian Youths and the education sector by its inability to resolve the ongoing strike involving Academic Staff Unions of Universities, ASUU.
He opined that there are poor infrastructures in the tertiary institutions with crowded lecture rooms with little or no furniture for students, inadequate funds for research and poor workers remuneration which he said pose a serious challenge to the system.
“The introduction of Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) by the federal government is a good move to curb the issue of corruption and ‘ghost workers’ in our higher institutions but the irregularities and the deficiencies in the IPPIS have not helped matters, as ASUU advocate for University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS).
“Government should not play politics with our educational system. It is time for our government to overhaul our educational system and invest heavily in the sector”.
He urged ASUU to suspend its indefinite strike in the interest of students and survival of the nation’s education system. “Government should listen to the cry of ASUU. We also call on ASUU to suspend the indefinite strike for the sake of the Nigerian students and for the survival of our education system.
ASUU strike By Peter Okutu – Abakaliki