President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: Independent Newspapers Nigeria]
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has berated President Muhammadu Buhari over his policy on education.

ASUU noted this in a statement on Sunday where it described Buhari’s policies on education as “wicked and criminal against the needs of Nigerian youth.”

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According to the Chairman, University of Ibadan chapter of ASUU Deji Omole, Buhari should increase education funding.”

“APC Government failure to fund education is a design to kill public universities. The University of Ibadan is groaning terribly due to paucity of funds,” he added.

“Retired academics cannot be replaced because [the] government deliberately refused to make budgetary provision for growth and development.

“This crisis has led to the staff on [the] ground being overworked leading to early deaths of many of our colleagues. Education is not the priority [of] this government.

“Due to paucity of funds many universities including the University of Ibadan, the nation’s premier university cannot admit many qualified candidates into the universities.

“This is dangerous to the society as the rejected qualified and brilliant candidates may eventually take to crimes because the country has rejected them. The policy is not only wicked but criminal.”