The chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Abuja chapter, Dr Benjamin Ugheoke has said the major problem of tertiary education in Nigeria is inadequate funding.
Ugheoke who spoke to journalists in Abuja on the challenges confronting tertiary education in the country further said if the universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education, are adequately funded, the level of education will rise to the height that it ought to be.
“You will see development coming up everywhere. Unfortunately, the government is not doing this and it takes ASUU’s fight before funding attention is given to tertiary education. “If the government gives fund, you will not have occasions for all this crisis that you see especially in our tertiary education.
Lecturers are not warriors, they are not militants they are civil people, but like I told you, unionism in this century is about fighting to ensure that the right thing is done.
Ugheoke whose tenure as UniAbuja ASUU chairman will soon elapse, further encouraged those that will take over from him to always focus on quality leadership and providing moral support to members and urged them to carry on in that same spirit, sniffing around for intentions of management, analyzing such intentions in line with the principles of the union and in the interest of the members.