The Akure zone of the union has called for the ban of children of public office holders from studying abroad.
This was in a statement by the Zonal Coordinator, Prof. Olu Olu Olufayo and the FUTA ASUU branch Chairman, Dr Olayinka Awopetu. They said such policy would also help to rebuild the nation’s educational sector.
The statement read that “members of the ruling class and their cohorts have their children schooling abroad, so they have no commitment to end ASUU strike since political office has become occupational rather than public service.
When these kinds of laws are enacted, perhaps we will gradually see the end of needless ASUU strikes in the Country. “Until such a time when the government does the needful (our ivory towers properly funded, our withheld emoluments paid amongst other issues), the struggle continues.
The statement also read that “For the past three decades, the University system has suffered (and still suffering) brain drain arising from poor infrastructural, capital and human resource development. “We have lost a lot of good brains to more organized and purposeful countries over pittance paid to the academia in Nigeria as well as poor funding of research and patronage of research in our universities that serve as solution centres globally.