Incessant strikes by unions in the Nigerian tertiary institutions are causing irreparable damage to the nation’s educational system, Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof Ishaq has said.
Oloyede described the ongoing industrial strike by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) as unnecessary.
Oloyede, who made this known during the flag-off and presentation of equipment, facilitated by JAMB, at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) on Friday called on the leadership of the ASUU to call off the ongoing industrial action by the university lecturers in the country.
The registrar, who urged both the government and the unions to find ways of putting an end to the “unnecessary strike” noted that the protracted and incessant strikes by unions in the nation’s tertiary institutions was capable of causing irreparable damage, on not just the students, but also the nation.
The registrar added that the intervention of JAMB in the area of healthcare delivery was to support the government’s efforts aimed at addressing the huge medical infrastructural gap in the country.
“JAMB will continue to prune down its expenses through prudent management, adoption of relevant cost-saving technology, and other efficiency-strategies,” he said.