ASUU blasts Education Minister asking him to resign and return to farm

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) advised the Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajuiba, to resign and go into farming.

The Chairman of ASUU, University of Ibadan Chapter, Professor Ayo Akinwole, stated this in a statement in Ibadan while reacting to the minister’s criticism of the union.

He said the minister’s criticism showed that he was naïve on education matters.

The minister had, in an interview on Monday, said the striking lecturers should resort to farming, saying they could not dictate to their employers, how they should be paid.

But Akinyole described Nwajiuba’s statement as a reflection of his shallow understanding of the academic profession and the low premium the current administration placed on education.

ASUU had on March 23 begun an indefinite strike to force the Federal Government to implement its agreements with the lecturers and protest against the IPPIS.

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