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ASUU moves to stop govt officials from sending kids to school abroad

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The Tutorial Employees Union of Universities (ASUU) has known as on the Nationwide Meeting to enact legislation that may cease authorities officers from sending their youngsters overseas to review.

ASUU President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke who made the decision on Thursday in Abuja on the reconvened assembly with the Federal Authorities, being conciliated by the Minister of Labour and Employment, stated the officers have to be compelled to enroll their youngsters in Nigerian Universities.

In accordance with him, making it obligatory for the general public workplace holders to enroll their wards in public faculties in Nigeria would power them to repair the challenges in public faculties.

Osodeke stated, “We hope that the federal government will make it obligatory that if you happen to settle for any authorities appointment, your youngsters should attend universities in Nigeria.

“The Nationwide Meeting should formulate a legislation that if you happen to take an appointment, your youngsters should examine within the nation. If that your youngsters can’t be right here, then there must be no want to simply accept authorities appointments”.

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Talking on the 2022 funds, Prof Osodeke expressed disappointment, stating that the schooling sector has been completely uncared for.

In accordance with him, regardless of the outcries by the union, there was no change within the schooling funds.

“Take a look at the funds we now have seen lately, it’s precisely the identical factor we now have been seeing. Nothing has modified. And this nation is paying the excessive worth for neglecting schooling – the banditry you see, the kidnapping and what have you ever, is as a result of individuals are not being taken care of.

“That’s the reason ASUU has been struggling, in order that public universities within the nation might be revamped, in order that as our youngsters go exterior for studying, different youngsters from different international locations can even come right here for a similar objective too and pay to this nation in onerous foreign money,” he stated.

The Minister of Labour, Dr. Chris Ngige stated a number of the request by the union had been throughout the attain of the Federal Authorities, stressing that the general public universities won’t be deserted.

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