STOP FUNDING PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES – EDUCATION UNIONS



The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities, (NASU) the National Association of Academic Technologists, (NAAT) and the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities, (SSANU) have urged the Government to stop funding private Universities.
This resolution was made at the just concluded national education summit organized by the four unions. The unions agreed that chronic underfunding; bad leadership, infrastructural decay, poor conditions of learning and service as well as the promotion of mediocrity and shortage of personnel characterize the current educational system.
“They rejected the ongoing systematic privatization of education and the selling off of public educational institutions. On no account should public funds such as TET Fund, PTDF amongst others be used to fund private educational institutions and associated enterprises.”
The unions further observed that there is a state of emergency in the country’s educational sector and as such there is a need for urgent and radical actions to address it. “This summit condemns corruption, lack of professionalism, poor and opportunistic leadership, unethical conduct, and such other behaviors that impinge on the learning environment and the integrity of teaching and research.”
The unions however resolved to popularize the resolutions and outcomes of the education summit by working with committed individuals, groups and organizations for their actualization.


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