The Akure chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has called for a law that restricts children of political office holders from studying outside the country.
In statement issued on Monday, the zonal Coordinator of ASUU, Prof. Olufayo Olu-Olo said that the restriction would put an end to the persistent strike in tertiary Institutions.
He further stated that the law would also help restructure Nigeria’s education sector.
“Members of the ruling class and their cohorts have their wards schooling abroad, so they do not commit to ending ASUU strike since the political office has become occupational rather than public service.
“Until we domesticate two very important practices as laws in Nigeria, we may not get out of this doldrums -first, an act to compel all public office holders and government appointees to have their wards educated in Nigeria public schools from primary to tertiary level.
“Secondly, an act to compel all political office holders, appointees and their dependents prohibiting them from seeking medical intervention outside Nigeria. When these two laws are enacted, perhaps we will gradually see the end of needless ASUU strikes in the country.
“Until such a time when the government does the needful (our ivory towers properly funded, our withheld emoluments paid amongst other issues), the struggle continues,” the statement partly read.
KanyiDaily had reported that ASUU has been on strike for about eight months, following the federal government’s failure to meet its demands.