The Senate on Wednesday faulted the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) for not consulting it before embarking on indefinite strike.
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFund, Senator Jibrin Barau, who spoke to journalists dismissed calls to restrict public officials from sending their children outside the country.
It could be recalled that Nigerians have continued to call for policies to restrict public officials from sending their children to schools abroad. Many believe that the government will take the education sector more seriously and find solutions to the problems that have continued to plague it.
Senator Jibrin Barau said, “Making a law to bar people from taking their children outside to study is something that will not be good for our country. We know that it is always good to mingle with people from other parts of the world when it comes to the issue of education.
“You cannot be an island to yourself; interaction is very necessary. We also allow people from other parts of the world to learn from here. You are aware that students from Cameroon, Niger and other parts of the world come here. We have exchange students who come from European nations to this country. You must have that interaction.”