The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has asked the National Assembly to enact a law that would prevent government officials from sending their children to study abroad.
The president of ASUU, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke made the call on Thursday in Abuja at the reconvened meeting with the Federal Government. He explained that it was important for government officials to enroll their kids in Nigerian universities as it would compel them to fix the challenges in Public Schools. “We are hoping that the government will make it mandatory that if you accept any government appointment, your children must attend universities in Nigeria.” He said.
“The National Assembly must formulate a law that if you take an appointment, your children must study in the country. If you know that your children cannot be here, then there should be no need to accept government appointments.”
He further spoke on the 2022 budget where he expressed his disappointment about the neglection the education sector faced by being allocated the same budget despite the need to revamp the public universities.