The president of the federal republic of Nigeria has weighed in on the leading industrial action championed by the Academic Staff Union Of Universities, demanding that they consider the long-term consequences that are guaranteed to plague the educational system and all-around future development of the country.
“Don’t hurt the future generation for Goodness sake”
While attending to the conveyance of the APC governors, Legislators and Political leaders in a 1hour meeting in Daura, Kastina State, the president moved that the strike had already begun influencing the psychological state of the mass public and as a response to the industrial action many have begun rebounding with questionable actions.
The president pointed out that quality education and standard institutions are major determinants to the future of a country and that students should remain in lecture halls while FG and Asuu vie to pacify their cut-throat demands.
“We hope that ASUU will sympathize with the people on the prolonged strike. Truly, enough is enough for keeping students at home. Don’t hurt the next generation for goodness sake,” he said.
The president also used the meeting as a medium to appeal to Nigerians and those close to leaders to serve as peacemakers in the FG-Asuu crisis, and aid in persuading lecturers, seeing as the ripple effect of the industrial action would be dire.
He further brought to the table the possible reality of Nigerian varsities
going head to head with the fast pacing technology-driven workspace and remanding students at home would forestall their significance in the digitalized global market.
“Colonial type education was geared towards producing workers in government. Those jobs are no longer there. Our young people should get education to prepare them for self-employment. Now education is for the sake of education.
Through technology, we are much more efficient. We should encourage our children to get education, not only to look for government jobs,” he added.