The Director-General of Progressives Governors’ Forum, PGF, Dr. Salihu Lukman, has expressed concern over the destruction of the nation’s education system by the persistent strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.
Dr. Lukman alleged that the nation’s universities were closed for over four years within two decades, a situation he said was dangerous to the development of the education sector and helping Boko Haram to actualise their philosophy of destroying the nation’s education sector.
In a statement, the All Progressives Congress APC chieftain said it was unfortunate that the nation’s universities were closed since March due to strike until 23 December, a situation that called for a more determined approach by the stakeholders to solving the crisis and stop the culture of strike.
Dr. Lukman was also concerned that unless the Federal Government and ASUU were able to produce a clearly outlined sources of mobilizing funds to implement the provision of the December 23 agreement, it would be assumed the agreement was in breach.
He explained that the 40billion naira made available to ASUU might be another source of dispute since there were issues beyond ASUU which had to do with the non-academic staff and the students.