ASUU, FG and the need to revamp educational sector

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Journalism Thrive, ASUU Strike
Mr Mubarak Shuaybu Shelleng

By Mubarak Shuaibu Shelleng.

Education is sacrosanct and tied up to our future. But bloody political demagogues in our midst are playing politics with it.

Even after the most disturbing ASUU strike, the hope for Nigerian student to resume classes remained a mirage with the recent postponement of 18 January resumption of schools nationwide. It appears that education is no more considered a priority in Nigeria.

The controversial schools resumption explained governments nonchalant attitude towards the educational sector.

The fact is that Covid-19 is real and has come stay, so we should learn to live while containing the disease. And its obvious that there is no better place that will adhere strictly with the safety protocols than schools.

Therefore, the persistent closure of schools, while places like market, viewing centres, motor parks, worship centres among others are widely open for activities is in my considered opinion a huge travesty.

The passive stance of government towards the sector become more disturbing against the backdrop of the failure of the government to honor the agreement it reached with the Academic staff union of universities ( ASUU)

We are reaping the consequences of electing political leaders with little or no experience on the impact and value of education in our societies.

To put smiles on the gloomy faces of Nigerian students and save the educational sector from total collapse, government must accord the important sector the relevance it deserves.

Shelleng sent in the material from Shelleng town

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