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ASUU Want  To Regulate Foreign Education For Civil Servant Children

By Our Reporter

ASUU seek to checkmate the incessant travel to overseas by the children of the rich, the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU Wednesday called for a bill to regulate how children of public officers enroll in schools outside the shores of Nigeria.

This is one of the outcomes of the solidarity protest organised by the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC so far across the country.

Prof Kingdom Tombra, Chairman of the University of Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island Chapter of the union, stated these at the solidarity protest organised by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Tuesday in Yenagoa.

The NLC embarked on the nationwide protest in solidarity with the ASUU and other affiliate unions over the lingering industrial action in public universities in Nigeria.

Prof Tombra has this to say: “If this is done, it will build a better society by developing formidable educational institutions and improve funding of the university system in Nigeria.

“This struggle is not against government, but about the working class and against the ruling class and we are very committed to it.

“If the rich and poor go to the same university or institution, I don’t think the strike will occur again.

“If they school here and their children are here, they will show total support for the university system and the tertiary institutions in Nigeria,” he said.

Remarkably, the children of various state governors, Ministers and top government officials are graduating from top and expensive universities in foreign countries, while the students of government tertiary institutions have been idle at home since February following the ASUU strike.

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