ASUU Advocates for Bill to Regulate Foreign Education for Public Officers’ Children

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has called for a bill to regulate how children of public officers in Nigeria schooling abroad.

Prof. Kingdom Tombra, Chairman of ASUU, University of Niger Delta University Wilberforce Island chapter, made made it known at the solidarity protest organised by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Tuesday in Yenagoa.

The NLC embarked on the nationwide protest in solidarity with the ASUU and other affiliate unions over the lingering industrial action in public universities in Nigeria.

Tombra further said if this is implemented, it will build a better society by developing formidable educational institutions and improve funding of the university system in Nigeria.

“This struggle is not against government, but about the working class and against the ruling class and we are very committed to it.

“If the rich and poor go to the same university or institution, I don’t think the strike will occur again.

“If they school here and their children are here they will show total support for the university system and the tertiary institutions in Nigeria,” he said.

NANS reports that lecturers in government-owned universities commenced a nationwide strike on Feb. 14 in order to approve the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) as a payment system in the University sector.

Other lingering issues include release of revitalization fund, release of white paper on visitation to Federal Universities, and and amend to NUC law to control proliferation of state universities without funding among others.

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