FG’ll stop strikes in Nigerian universities – Tinubu

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the President of Nigeria, has expressed his commitment to ending strikes in universities throughout the country.

Speaking at the 17th convocation ceremony of Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Awka, Tinubu’s message was delivered by Mrs Rakiya Iliyasu, the Director of Tertiary Education at the Federal Ministry of Education.

In his address to the university community, Tinubu emphasized the government’s efforts to address the issue of industrial actions in educational institutions.

The President said: “We are aware of the challenges facing higher education in Nigeria, and we are addressing it strategically and holistically.

“Efforts are being made to address the infrastructure and human capital deficiencies through TETfund (Tertiary Education Trust Fund).

“It is the desire of this government that industrial action would be a thing of the past. This government is doing everything possible for a better relationship between the unions and government, which can stop such industrial actions.

“University education is capital intensive and government alone cannot take care of it, but all stakeholders must put their hands on deck in this regard. I’m happy with TETfund intervention in the university and I urge the university to take ownership of it and also ensure they serve their purpose.”

During the ceremony, the Vice Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Prof Charles Esimone, announced that a total of 6,000 undergraduate students, 3,300 postgraduate diploma students, 807 Masters degree students, and 600 doctorate degree students had graduated from the institution.

Additionally, three distinguished individuals – Abdul-Samad Rabiu, Ikenna Okafor, and Okey Anueyiagu – were conferred with honorary doctorate degrees.

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