The parents’ suggested payment of N10,000 per session to help the federal government provide greater funding for universities has been rejected by the on strike Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
NAPTAN’s Public Relations Officer, Dr. Ademola Ekundayo, had in an interview with The PUNCH, said, “We are proposing a sum of N10,000 per parent every session that will be directly paid to the universities. That will be our own contribution, apart from other statutory payments, to making more funds available to the universities.”
The ASUU President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, responded to the planned fee on Thursday during a speech on Arise Television, saying that the parents should step in and join the organization in exerting greater pressure on the top administration.
Osodeke said, “I think what this association should be doing is to tell the government to perform its functions. They should put pressure on the government to use Nigerians’ money to fund education as it is done in other countries.
“They should add to the pressure coming from ASUU to ensure that the government prioritises education. That is more significant than the N10,000.”