The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has condemned the plan of first lady, Aisha Buhari, to establish Muhammadu Buhari University.
Aisha disclosed her plans during a town hall meeting in Yola, Adamawa state capital on Saturday, noting that it would be established in collaboration with partners from Sudan and Qatar.
Reacting, ASUU Chairman, University of Ibadan chapter, Mr Deji Omole, described the declaration as a joke, adding that it was a sad reminder of the president’s continued reduction of budgetary allocation to the education sector since 2015.
“When I heard about the proposed private university to be named after Mr President, I just looked at it as a joke taken too far,” Omole said
“If we have a president in a country that has simply refused to fund public education and all we get from the first family is to establish a private university in collaboration with some foreigners, it is a disaster for this country and for a sitting president.”
“The implication is that Nigerians should know that this leadership does not believe in public funded education”.