The president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has sent out messages to ASUU as well as other trade unions to shun strike as a tool to press home their demands as it is doing more harm than good to the “already poor” education sector in Nigeria.
Represented by Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, the Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), Muhammadu Buhari said this at the 74th Foundation and Convocation day ceremony of the University of Ibadan (UI) on Thursday
The President commended the efforts of University of Ibadan in keeping the great reputation of which it was founded.
He also appreciated the role of the institution in postgraduate education within and outside Nigeria.
“There is a need for the trade unions, especially ASUU, to shun the weapon of strike as a tool for pressing home their demands.
“Strike only compounds the already poor state of our education sector, and erodes the national and international reputation of our public universities.”
He encouraged the private education sector to continue the good job as the government cannot do it alone.
153 candidates from various disciplines were awarded Doctor of Philosophy Degrees. – NAN
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