President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) leaders to reconsider their attitude on the ongoing strike, which will have generational ramifications for families and the country’s future growth.
The president, while telling the striking lecturers that enough is enough, stated that the country’s future is dependent on the quality of educational institution’s education.
According to reports, Buhari made this comment when hosting APC governors, legislators, and political heavyweights at his residence on Monday.
While stressing that the government understands ASUU’s position, Buhari suggested that negotiations continue in lecture halls with students.
“COLONIAL TYPE EDUCATION WAS DIRECTED AT PRODUCING GOVERNMENT WORKERS.” THOSE POSITIONS ARE NO LONGER EXISTING. OUR YOUNG PEOPLE SHOULD BE EDUCATED IN ORDER TO BE PREPARED FOR SELF-EMPLOYMENT. NOW EDUCATION IS DONE FOR THE PURPOSE OF EDUCATION.
“WE ARE MUCH MORE EFFICIENT NOW THAT WE HAVE TECHNOLOGY.” WE SHOULD INSTRUCT OUR CHILDREN TO GET AN EDUCATION, NOT JUST LOOK FOR GOVERNMENT JOBS.”