Tertiary Education Is Not A Human Right – APC Chieftain

Ayo Oyalowo

A member of the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council, Ayo Oyalowo, has said that tertiary education is not a human right.

Ayo Oyalowo disclosed this during an interview on Channels TV’s Politics Today.

The APC chieftain was responding to a comment made by a Peoples Democratic Party chieftain, Anthony Elihebo, on university education in light of the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.

Oyalowo said, “I think we make so much noise about tertiary education that I think we don’t always understand. Tertiary education is not ‘a human right.’ I mean basically by WHO standard primary and secondary schools are actually a right; it’s a criminal offence not to allow people to go through.

“If we do so well in primary and secondary schools, we will not have so many problems in the university. The reason is that if you go to the university and you see some of the people we produce as graduates, you will be sad. So we need to develop the bedrock of education. ASUU has always been on strike.”

Daily Trust

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