The President Muhammad Buhari has said that the federal Government will evolve measures to curb incessant strikes and address grievances by the staff of universities in the country.
The director of National Universities commission, Dr Gidada Kuma, spoke on Saturday at the 23rd, 24th and 25th combined convocation ceremonies of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa.
I have noted with great concern the incessant strikes by teachers and other university workers which most of the demands are germane but the repercussions have negative consequences.
Let me assure you that this administration will curb and come up with modalities of addressing your grievances without face-off so that we attain stability and balance in the system.
The university is unable to conduct convocations as at when due to sets of students, This is not peculiar to your university but rather an underlying difficulty the system has found itself over the years the president said.
He said that no nation would progress if its educational system was poor.
Buhari said government was looking into the operations of agencies in the education sector to find solution to the problems military against their desired impact, especially in the university system.
He said that the essence of creating a specialized university such ATBU was to assist the country in training future scientists and launch it into the sphere of technological breakthroughs.
Buhari challenged such institutions to surprise Nigerians at occasions such as convocation ceremonies by representing new discoveries or inventions that would add value to the technology drive of the country.
He said nations across the globe are in stiff competition, we cannot lay lack back and take seat as simply consumers of other nations products but must come with own products for others to buy.
He called on staff of the institution to reinvent the culture of leadership, fellowership and stewardship, adding that the student should imbibe the virtue of discipline and respect for their teachers and university authorities
The Chancellor commended the president for responding to numerous challenge of the institution, spite of the economic challenged in the country.
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