The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the prolonged strike action carried out by the Academic Staff Union of Universities popularly known as ASUU, as he stand on his ground saying enough is enough.The president said this on Monday in Daura, Katsina State, where he received some governors of the All Progressives Congress, legislators, and other political leaders at his residence.
He asked the lecturers to reconsider their stand on the prolonged strike, stating that the crisis would have generational consequences for families, the educational system, and the future development of the country.
“I hope that ASUU will sympathise with the people on the prolonged strike. Truly, enough is enough for keeping students at home. Don’t hurt the next generation for goodness sake.
“Students from Nigerian universities will be faced with the challenge of competing with others in a highly connected and technology-driven work space, and keeping them at home only deprives them of time, skill and opportunities to be relevant on the global stage.
“Colonial type education was geared towards producing workers in government. Those jobs are no longer there. Our young people should get education to prepare them for self-employment. Now education is for the sake of education. Through technology we are much more efficient. We should encourage our children to get education, not only to look for government jobs.”
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