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ASUU’s demands are right, says Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, said Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) was right in its demands for better funding for education, because the sector is underfunded.

He, nonetheless, called on universities to explore other sources of funding. Busari, represented by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, at University of Ibadan 70th Foundation Day ceremony and award of certificates, said budgetary allocation alone is not enough to cater for the nation’s education, so Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has a valid point for their agitation.

While emphasising the country cannot achieve accelerated development without substantial investment in education, he canvassed raising money from the capital market to fund education.

Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (rtd) called on the university community to hold on to the tenets of academic excellence, integrity and patriotic zeal in the country.

Earlier, Chancellor of the institution, Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar 111, noted that for universities to remain relevant and deliver on their mandates, they should generate knowledge addressing society’s problems.

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