The Save Public Education Campaign has pledged to organize a massive demonstration in response to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike.
Vivian Bello, the convener, told reporters on Monday that the position of Nigerian students was alarming.
Noting that education is non-negotiable, she stated that Nigeria’s insecurity “may be traced to the failure of the education sector.”
Bello lamented “the near-total breakdown of higher education” in the nation.
She mentioned inadequate welfare, university autonomy, and inadequate money for institutions as problems.
Since the beginning of the Buhari administration, Bello highlighted that ASUU has been on strike for nearly 725 days.
This equates to a two-and-a-half-year loss in the educational careers of innocent Nigerian youngsters and university students.
Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics and Colleges of Education, ASUP, and COEASU are on strike for the same reasons as ASUU.
Bello warned that a “total breakdown of tertiary education” is imminent if the situation is not resolved immediately.
The organization demanded that the government give the industrial action more attention and resources.
Before issuing a 14-day ultimatum, the co-convener, Dimeji Macaulay, stated that they were awaiting the outcome of the ASUU meeting with the government.
Macaulay remarked that the recurrence of strikes has led students to participate in illegal activity.
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