Academic union calls for action on university funding

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has called on the National Assembly to address the issue of low funding of the education sector in the country, reports the News Agency of Nigeria.

Academic Staff Union of Universities, or ASUU, President Professor Biodun Ogunyemi made the call last week while answering questions from reporters after the inauguration of a new secretariat constructed by the ASUU chapter of Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil. Ogunyemi said the union was not happy with the allocations to the sector in the last three years and said that the National Assembly must change the narrative.

“In this year’s budget 6.1% was allocated, last year it was 8% and we rejected it and the year before was 11%… So the allocation to the education sector has been on the decline and what we are saying is that we will no longer take it… We went to the National Assembly during the budget defence and argued our case,” the ASUU president said.
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