The President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday decried the incessant strikes by the Tutorial Workers Union of Universities (ASUU).
Buhari, who spoke in the course of the 4th nationwide summit on diminishing corruption within the public sector, held on the State Home Convention Centre in Abuja, stated corruption has continued to undermine the federal government’s funding in training.
The college lecturers have been on strike since February 14 over the refusal of the Federal Authorities to honour agreements signed with ASUU.
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He stated: “Incessant strikes, particularly by unions within the tertiary training sector, typically suggest that authorities is grossly underfunding training, however I need to say that corruption within the training system from fundamental degree to the tertiary degree has been undermining our funding within the sector, and those that go on extended strikes on flimsy causes are not any much less complicit.
“The allocation to training within the federal finances shouldn’t be thought of by way of allocation to the Federal Ministry of Schooling and in addition educational establishments alone however ought to embrace an allocation to the Common Fundamental Schooling, transfers to TETFUND, and refund from the Schooling Tax Pool Account to TETFUND, and so on.
“I’m conscious that the mixture training finances in all of the 36 states of the federation and that of the Federal Authorities, mixed with the internally generated revenues of the tutorial establishments themselves are additionally a topic that requires the eye of critics of presidency on the funding of training.”
By Abdulkabeer Ambali
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