If not for the dogged determination and perseverance by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, in defence of education in Nigeria over the years, public universities in the country would have since been in dilapidated condition with poor infrastructure, poor remuneration of staff.
The universities would have been stocked with unqualified teachers, just like what is happening to our public primary and secondary school or perhaps worse than that. Those who misconcieve the ASUU struggles, as being selfish know nothing about what education takes to be efficient.It is common knowledge that people who had the luxury of attending private primary and secondary schools in Nigeria earn more prestige than those who attended public ones. This is so, because the quality of education in public schools at the basic level has since been diminished. But the reverse is the case at the university level, as products of public universities in Nigeria can show a trick or two to their counterparts who are produced by pivate institutions.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has pleaded with Nigerians to be patient with it, stressing that the ongoing strike was meant to help entrench quality education in the education system.
This was disclosed the ASUU President, Prof. Ogunyemi.
According to him, the home grown UTAS is undergoing the final stage of integrity test.