The Akure chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, on Monday called for a law that restricts children of political office holders from studying outside the country.
The zonal Coordinator of ASUU, Prof. Olufayo Olu-Olu, in his statement noted that the restriction would put an end to the persistent strike in tertiary Institutions.
He further stated that the law would help restructure Nigeria’s education sector.
A statement by Olu-Olu reads partly: “Members of the ruling class and their cohorts have their wards schooling abroad, so they do not commit to ending ASUU strike since the political office has become occupational rather than public service.”
“Until we domesticate two very important practices as laws in Nigeria, we may not get out of this doldrums -first, an act to compel all public office holders and government appointees to have their wards educated in Nigeria public schools from primary to tertiary level.”
“When this law is enacted, perhaps we will gradually see the end of needless ASUU strikes in the country.”
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