JUST IN: ASUU rejects Tinubu’s government plan to grant universities full autonomy

JUST IN: ASUU rejects Tinubu’s government plan to grant universities full autonomy

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has rejected the administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s plan to grant autonomy to universities, saying the government cannot totally back out from funding tertiary education.

The President of the ASUU, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke stated this on Thursday, September 15, 2023, during an interview on Channels Television’s breakfast show, Sunrise Daily.

He was responding to a report that the Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman, had said that the government would initiate new ways of funding tertiary education by granting full autonomy to universities to explore new sources of financing their activities.

Osodeke said that the Constitution of Nigeria clearly states that the Federal Government must fund public universities.

“There is no way the Federal Government of Nigeria would say they would not fund public universities because it is there in the law. It is there in the Constitution, look at section 18 of the Constitution, it says ‘university, primary and secondary are free,” Osodeke said.

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