“A nation where education is valued as a formality, not as pride would remain poor. To say that the poor handling of our education system in Nigeria is one of the sources of our problems and poverty is to state the obvious.
By Favour Nnabugwu
Nigerian brokers have expressed a deep concern about the on going strike action by Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) which often than not distabilised the education system of the country’s tertiary institutions.
The President of the Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers (NCRIB) at the April Brokers Evening sponsored by the Universal Insurance PLC was particularly peaked the the incessant strike which could have been resolved over the table.
He of the view that the Federal Government should meet the demand of the union to put an end to the strike action
The NCRIB president said, With the level of moral decadence and quick money syndrome bedeviling our society, shutting out students at this period is a serious challenge for our nation. The leaders must be aware that they are sitting on a keg of gun powder, a time bomb that would soon explode.
“It is on this note I like to enjoin the Federal Government to pay closer attention to the issue of our nation’s education system. For the sake of the future, Federal Government should dialogue with ASUU and meet their demands.
“Personally, I am pained to note that our Students from higher institutions of learning have been shut out of school for the past eight weeks because of the strike by members of the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU).