ASUU Strike: I’m Pained By Recurring Disruption To Our Tertiary Education System – Buhari

Former President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he is pained by the continuous disruptions in the tertiary education system in the country.

Consequently, the President has called on the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU to suspend the over seven months strike and reopen the universities while negotiations and efforts are made towards attending to their concerns within the limit of the available resources.

President Buhari in his address to mark Nigeria’s 62nd Independence Day Anniversary promised to pursue an electoral system and processes that guarantee the election of leaders by citizens.

He advised all the political parties to avoid hate speech and follow issues-based campaigns.

He said, “I must confess that I am very pained by the recurring disruption to our tertiary education system and I am using this Independence Day celebration to reiterate my call for the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to return to the classroom while assuring them to deal with their contending issues within the limits of the scarce resources available.

“This administration has made appreciable progress in redressing these issues that have been lingering for over eleven years.

“The Federal Government will continue to mobilize resources both internationally and nationally towards funding education to ensure that our citizens are well educated and skilled in various vocations in view of the fact that education is a leading determinant of economic growth and employment generation”


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