The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, on Monday, said that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has failed totally in revamping the education sector of the country.
The union disclosed this while Speaking at a press briefing after the union’s national executive council meeting in Federal University of Agriculture, FUNAAB, Abeokuta, the ASUU’s National President, Biodun Ogunyemi, called on the President to declare a state of emergency on the country’s education system.
According to Mr Ogunyemi, the present administration has only succeeded in paying lip services to challenges faced in Nigeria’s education sector.
He added that the challenges of insecurity faced by the country would be on the increase if the federal government fails to fix the education sector.
“This government promised us to change and our belief is that change should start with education.
“We are not even saying it alone, the minister of education who has come back for a second term also said it in 2017 that there was a need for a declaration of a state of emergency on that sector,” Mr Ogunyemi noted.
He further stated that every meaningful change that must occur with Nigeria must begin with the education sector.
Recall that the union had faulted President Muhammadu Buhari’s led administration’s commitment to Nigeria’s education sector.
It also accused the president and the APC of treating education policies in a political manner.