A Lecturer in the Department of History and International Studies, at the University of Benin, Felix Osarhiemen, has berated the Federal Government over its nonchalant attitude towards the deteriorating plight of university education in the country.
The university don made this known while speaking on the Crest Breakfast show today.
Osarhiemen, who described the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, as a victim of government’s inactions, said it is high time President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration woke up to its responsibilities and obligations to the youths by doing the needful to reinvigorate education in Nigeria.
The lecturer lamented that the cumulative downtime for academic activities due to ASUU strikes put at over three years since 1999, had led to unnecessary waste of youthful energies and assets which could have tremendously engender national development if properly harnessed and put to use.
It would be recalled that lecturers in Nigerian public universities had since February 14, 2022, gone on strike over what they termed Federal Government’s insincerity in implementing agreements reached with the union.
Credit: Crest FM