The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) slammed the Federal Government yesterday, saying that as Nigeria marks its 62nd Independence Day, there is nothing to celebrate.
ASUU President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, told The Guardian that the country is falling short of its founding fathers’ dreams in all areas, including politics, economy, education, healthcare, and religion.
“There is nothing to celebrate, our children are at home; those in secondary schools have been taken over by private schools where little or nothing is happening. I think we should just use this period to reflect on all the things that have gone wrong in the country and how to address them
“It is very easy to address some of the challenges we are facing. Go to the countries around us, they have made education a priority. Ghana dedicates over 20 per cent of its national budget to education and we give just 5.3 per cent, which means we don’t have any value for education Any government that is serious about education will allocate a huge part of its budget to education and train the youth,” he said