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ASUU Decries N66 Million Capital Projects Allocation To UI

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Monday decried a paltry sum of N66 million allocation for capital projects in University of Ibadan with a student population of about 30,000 .

The union wondered that the same senators that appropriated a paltry sum of N66 million for capital projects in UI is paid N13.5 million as running cost per month.

ASUU stated that this can only happen where the ruling class lacks vision like Nigeria.

It noted that the nonchalant attitude of the Buhari-led government to education appears to be the worse in the history of Nigeria with about 7percent allocation to Education.

The chairman, ASUU University of Ibadan, Dr Deji Omole who stated this on Monday in an interview with newsmen noted that the failure to vote enough money to public varsity education is already causing gradual crisis of confrontation between University administration and students in some parts of the country.
“It will be difficult to have a citizen that will love the country in the future if the current trend of abandoning the poor while taking care of the rich.

While each senators is paid N13.5million as running cost per month the same Senate appropriated a paltry sum of N66million for capital projects for University of Ibadan with students population of about 30,000 .

This can only happen where the ruling class lack vision like Nigeria. This same government refuses to drop a kobo for the revitalization of public universities. Now many children of the masses are denied access because universities cannot admit beyond what the dilapidated infrastructure can take. Yet their parents cannot afford private university. the federal government is owing about N800billion revitalization funds to public varsities as contained in the agreements with ASUU”

Omole who noted that the Union will oppose any plan to force children of masses out of school by imposing on them the dues that are the duties of federal government, said the ruling APC has performed poorly in Education.

According to the ASUU boss, the United States of America that all elites run to fund her public varsities because the USA is interested in bridging the gap between the rich and the poor knows the negative implication of having a growing pool of illiterates as we have in Nigeria.

Omole however noted that the Buhari government has paid lip service to public education but prefers to pacify militants and terrorists.

ASUU chairman noted that while the masses are groaning in hardship the political class have increased in sizes and store enough money taken from the collective patrimony in preparation for 2019 general elections.

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