According to the National Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi has made a speech concerning the Federal Government not affording the education sector to the kind of attention it deserves.
The ASUU boss made it open on Monday that the inability of the government to meet the union demands is because the government does take education as a priority.
Prof Ogunyemi made an expression towards the government’s focus only on the salary aspect of their demands alone, not remembering the prolonged issues of autonomy, funding, and conducive environments for learning and working.
“We have schools without seats, we have laboratories without equipment and some use kerosene stoves as Bunsen burners. “We need our universities to grow this country; we need our universities to innovate and develop this country. “
“So funding the university system is not a waste, but an investment,” he remarked.
Reacting to the ongoing strike of over eight months, the ASUU boss encouraged parents and students to appreciate the solutions that the union have brought to the educational system; that if not for ASUU interventions, public universities would have collapsed.