ASUU, Principals Fault Buhari’s Education, Feeding Policies
•Varsity teachers resume talks with FG
ASUU, Principals Fault Buhari’s Education, Feeding Policies – The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s education policy as a disaster.
Reacting to claims by Ekiti Governor Kayode Fayemi that university professors earn more than state chief executives, ASUU maintained that allocations to the sector had been on the decline since the current administration came on board.
Fayemi had in Paris stated that the ongoing strike by the lecturers was needless, as the Buhari government had done more for education than any previous administrations.
But the chairman of the University of Ibadan branch of union in a statement, Dr. Deji Omole, stated that ASUU would not like to be distracted in the struggle for the revitalisation of public education.
He insisted that no newly promoted professor earns N500,000 monthly as claimed by the governor.
Meanwhile, the union’s president, Biodun Ogunyemi, has hinted of resumption of talks tomorrow with the Federal Government to resolve the impasse.
He said yesterday in Abuja that the meeting is at the instance of the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, and the government negotiating team.
Also yesterday, the All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS) described the government’s school feeding programme as a conduit pipe to syphon public funds.
Its north central zonal president, Alhaji Katcha Kudu, made the condemnation in Lafia, Nasarawa State.
Katcha, who described the project as a failure, noted that the money spent so far on the policy was unjustifiable given the quality of meals.