Reviewing the crisis which has brought education delivery at all levels to its lowest ebb in the country, the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) has urged President elect, General Buhari to initiate strategic policies that would unravel the root cause of the crisis and identify sustainable long term solutions.
The union has also stated that persistent problem of lack of respect for collectively bargained agreements is pervasive in all the sectors of the public service, hence the increasing incidence of industrial strikes.
In a statement signed by its President, Comrade Ladi Iliya and General Secretary Comrade Peters Adeyemi, the union called on President Buhari to urgently solve the perennial crisis in the educational sector in the country.
Accordingly, to the union said: “The crisis which has brought education delivery at all levels to its lowest ebb is informed by underfunding, lack of adherence to collectively bargained agreements by government and its agencies, and misuse of allocated funds by heads of institutions without regard to procedural requirements for accountability, transparency and without consultation with important stakeholders and the unions in these institutions”.
The union lamented that the persistent problem of lack of respect for collectively bargained agreements is pervasive in all the sectors of the public service, hence the increasing incidence of industrial strikes.
Specifically, the union said: “It is our expectation that the incoming government of President Buhari will as a matter of strategic importance ensure that those that will be charged with leading the key ministries and agencies that deal with labour matters are people who enjoy the confidence of both Buhari and all other stakeholders”
Source : Independent