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Constant Strikes: Children of govt officials should be banned from attending foreign schools- ASUU leader

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A zonal official of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, says there should be a preventing holders of public office from sending their children to foreign countries to study.

Making this demand in a statement, the Akure zonal Coordinator of ASUU, Prof. Olufayo Olu-Olu said if that is done, the problem of constant strikes would be a thing of the past.

He added that such law would also go a long way in rebuilding the country’s  education sector.

The statement reads: “Members of the ruling class and their cohorts have their wards schooling abroad, so they do not commit to ending ASUU strike since the political office has become occupational rather than public service.

“Until we domesticate two very important practices as laws in Nigeria, we may not get out of this doldrums -first, an act to compel all public office holders and government appointees to have their wards educated in Nigeria public schools from primary to tertiary level.

“When this law is enacted, perhaps we will gradually see the end of needless ASUU strikes in the country.”

It would be recalled that ASUU eight months ago decided to down tools over the failure of government

ASUU has been on strike for about eight over the failure of government to  meet its demands.

Despite a meeting with government representatives last week, ASUU had vowed to continue with the strike until all demands are met.