The Academic Staff Union of Universities, Benin Zone, has accused state governors of politicizing academic activities in public universities. The zone lamented that state universities had suffered political interferences which, it said, had affected the schools.
The Zonal Chairman, Professor Fred Esumeh, in a statement on Thursday, also decried the alleged poor funding of tertiary education. Esumeh noted that education remains “a public good”, adding that the development of any nation depends on its investment in the education sector.
He said the resumption of the strike embarked upon in September 2017 by the union was meant to ensure the survival of public universities in Nigeria, adding that it was as a result of the government’s failure to keep to an agreement it willingly entered into.