Staff union blames government for poor HE access

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has said the federal government under President Muhammadu Buhari is doing nothing to increase access to public university education in Nigeria, writes Daramola Adebayo for the Daily Post.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) said it was obvious that despite granting more licences to private universities in Nigeria, the choice destination of many Nigerian children were the public universities that had been neglected by the federal government. The union noted that it was glaring that a parent who sends his wards to a private university as a civil servant must either be into another business or engrossed in corrupt activities.

ASUU Chairman, University of Ibadan chapter, Dr Deji Omole – who spoke to reporters in response to a news report that about 197,050 qualified candidates were denied admission in just seven public universities – said an assessment conducted by government had clearly shown that most public universities lacked infrastructure that could make them deliver fully on their mandates of teaching, research and community service.
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