ASUU and other academic staff unions have been striking nonstop, and President Bola Tinubu has lamented this since it has “crippled effects on the wellbeing of any society.”
He highlighted his concerns while making a commitment that his administration will improve quality education through the execution of sector-specific strategic objectives.
The nation’s colleges and other postsecondary institutions will be sufficiently funded, the president promised, to meet everyone’s objectives despite declining national income.
“We acknowledge that employees have the right to strike in order to further their goals. Our administration would like to issue a warning, nevertheless, that protracted strikes and industrial unrest can have disastrous implications on a society’s ability to function.
“Our universities are working examples of the upheaval, volatility, and permanent harm inflicted by strikes to the tertiary education industry.
He assured the unions that going forward, any agreements and memoranda they had with the government would be carried out by the latter.
According to Tinubu, the administration is committed to making sure that Nigerians, particularly students, parents, and all other stakeholders in the education sector, do not have to go through the traumatic experiences of needless tertiary institution closures.