No More Strike in Tertiary Institutions - Education Minister



The Minister of Education, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, has assured Nigerians that the era of strike in tertiary institutions is now a thing of the past.
Shekarau, who gave the assurance in Kano, said that there were numerous problems bedeviling the nation’s education sector but he is working hard to eliminate them.
He explained that on assumption of office, he summoned stakeholders to brainstorm on challenges confronting the nation’s education.
The minister said at the end of deliberations, the stakeholders agreed not to down tools, but seek ways of tackling the crisis facing the sector, adding that they also resolved that teaching must continue in spite of the challenges.
According to him, the  Federal Government set up a committee, saddled with the responsibility to assess the problems in the universities, at the end of which they discovered that the tertiary institutions need not less than N1.3 trillion, with which to tackle its myriad of problems.

Malam Shekarau added that President Goodluck Jonathan endorsed the approval of N220 billion, to be disbursed to universities over a period of five years.



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