The Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Ijagun, Ogun State branch of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has demanded the immediate resignation of the Ministers of Education and Labour, Adamu Adamu and Dr Chris Ngige, for “mismanaging the country’s university education system.”
Dr Rufai Kazeem, the Chairperson of ASUU-TASUED made the demand on Monday during a rally organised by the branch to sensitize the public on the demands of the union which the government has not met.
The ASUU TASUED chairman in his address, titled; “Tracing the Recent Trajectory of Government’s Disservice to University Education Through an Attempt to Balkanize ASUU”, said the Federal Government has failed in its responsibility of funding education.
He demanded that the lecturers should be paid the backlog of salaries the federal government is owing them, adding that the 2009 FGN/ASUU agreement should be signed.
Kazeem said, “Education and Labour Ministers (Mallam Adamu Adamu and Dr Chris Ngige) should resign their appointments because they have mismanaged the country’s university education system.
“Dr Chris Ngige registered with the Congress of Nigerian University Academics (CONUA) and National Association of Medical and Dental Academics (NAMDA) with a view to creating unhealthy rivalry among academic unions on our University campuses.
“We are genuinely hopeful that our struggle would not go in vain and that someday, Nigeria would have a highly competitive University education system which would attract students and lecturers from within and outside the country,” he said.