ASUU cautions FG over drop in allocation to education sector

The Nnamdi Aziki­w2016_11_14_67880e University (NAU) branch of the Academ­ic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has cautioned the Fed­eral Government over the con­tinued drop in its budgetary al­location to education sector, saying it has adversely affect­ed development in the sector.
The chairperson of the branch, Prof. Dennis Aribodor, gave the caution at a press briefing in Awka and hinted that the union has joined the one week warning strike di­rected by the national body of the association.
Aribodor said the budget­ary allocation to education has dropped from 12 per cent to 11 per cent and 8 per cent in 2014, 2015 and 2016 respec­tively, stressing that it portend serious danger to education.
He said although the Minis­ter of Education, Malam Ad­amu Adamu, had assured that the allocation to univer­sities had been enhanced in the revised budget, he howev­er maintained that ASUU is yet to see any significant change in this respect.
The chairperson said the one week warning strike was to compel government to address the funding for revitalization of public universities based on the agreement reached in 2013, among other issues.
While saying “the strike is total and comprehensive, no teaching, no examination and no attendance at statuto­ry meetings of any kind among others”, the ASUU boss called on government to do the need­ful to save the university system from total collapse.
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