OYOGist.com has learned that Prof. Kingsley Moghalu has reportedly said that the ASUU strike is an infringement on the rights of the Nigerian students to quality education.
Mr. Moghalu stated that the Strike violates the Universal Declarations of Human Right on the aspect of quality education.
Mr. Moghalu also commented about the 8 months long strike “Whereas industrial actions are legitimate, they become dysfunctional when they become protracted.”
“The country has been under investing in education for years, and is far behind its comparator developing countries and emerging economies in terms of public investment in education.”
“For instance, the allocation to education, as a percentage of Nigerian Government’s total expenditures averaged just 7.7 per cent between 2015 and 2020.”
Moghalu also advised the Federal Government to withdraw the 2021 Appropriation Bill and increase its federal allocation to education to at least 15%.