The Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU is the number one trending topic on Nigerian Twitter at the moment and here is why.
It could be recalled that President Buhari has approved the release of N208 billion as part of the 2019 intervention through the Tertiary Education Trust Fund for infrastructural and teacher development in public tertiary institutions. This was disclosed at the 23rd convocation of the University of Abuja on Saturday June 15th.
President Buhari stated this by his representative , the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono. He said his administration would continue to provide funding that would address some of the challenges in the nation’s public institutions, The Nation reports.
He said the intervention was part of his administration’s effort to address the deficiencies in all the segments of our educational system.
“There is no doubt that Nigeria will be a global player in the emerging knowledge economy. What is required is to ensure the quality of our human capital and also maintain the desirable balance for sustainable national socio-economic growth and development. The present administration will continue to improve on the infrastructural facilities in the universities, promote teacher development and curriculum review.
It is in furtherance of this that I recently approved the disbursement of N208billion to public tertiary institutions under the 2019 intervention of the TETFUND.
The government will continue to look into the issues raised by the universities especially regarding physical development and will equally monitor the universities closely. I also seize this opportunity to reiterate the commitment of the Federal Government to addressing youth unemployment.” he said