The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Sunday declared that; Education is backward in nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari demonstrated his hatred for; the education sector by; constantly reducing budgetary allocation for the sector.
The union said; the reduction of the budgetary allocation has made it impossible for universities in the country to recruit more staff despite the fact that many are dying as a result of excess work.
Chairman, ASUU University of Ibadan chapter, Professor Deji Omole, made these declarations while; speaking with journalists in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
Omole described the statement credited to the President citing education is backward in nigeria and as; a way to end poverty as a political statement.
According to him, Nigerians do not need the President to tell them what has been proven by serious countries as a way to edge-out poverty.
Omole maintained that beyond uttering such; statement, President Buhari and his team through their education policies have shown hatred to fund and offer Nigerians qualitative education.
Omole, who expressed pessimism about; the ability of Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu to transform education stated that Adamu was; not different from his employer.
He stated further that Adamu made several political statements in his first which he never acted upon.
Omole recall that Mallam Adamu Adamu had promised to declare State of Emergency in the Education sector but refused to act on his words. He lamented that Nigerian will not develop beyond the quality of education offered by the government to her citizens.
“He is back to a familiar terrain. We are also in that same terrain. He spent more than three years in his first term and made so many political statements,which were never implemented.
One of such statements was; the fact that they were; going to declare state of emergency in the education sector and till he left office in his first term that was; not done.