ASUU accuses FG of breaching agreement on education funding

Posted by News Express | 24 February 2016 | 2,801 times

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The President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has accused the Federal Government of failing to implement the 2009 Agreement to progressively increase budgetary allocation to the education sector.

Addressing a news conference in Abuja, President of the Union, Dr Nasir Isa Fagge, decried the eight percent allocated to education in this year’s budget, maintaining that the poor allocation contradicts the promise of the government to ensure quality higher education for Nigerians.

The Union also took a swipe at the Treasury Single Account (TSA) and the recent removal of some vice chancellors by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The union restated its commitment to working for the revival of a Nigerian university system that is nationally productive and globally competitive.

The President, however, noted that addressing the agreement between the union and the Federal Government will no doubt prevent a strike. (Channels TV)

•Photo shows ASUU President, Dr Nasir Isa Fagge.

Source: News Express

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