The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) stated it would consolidate on the gains of its 2013 struggles in 2014. This has been contained in a statement signed by the ASUU President, Dr. Nasir Fagge, in Abuja on January 2, 2014, Thursday
Dr. Fagge recalled that 2013 was a year of struggle to salvage the Nigerian education system from the “jugular grip of Bretton-Woods Institutions”.
He further noted that a significant increase in budgetary allocation to the education sector would be pursued in 2014 to achieve UNESCO’s 26 per cent recommendation.
The ASUU President said that the Union would also follow-up on its agreement with the Federal Government concerning the welfare of lecturers to ensure implementation and industrial harmony.
The union also plans to convene a National Summit on Education to unfold the problems of the sector and proffer solutions.
“There will be a general improvement in the quality and access to education at all levels for the Nigerian citizens.
“2014 is the year in which, if we all do our bit as required, a foundation to genuine national development will be laid through the production of quality manpower at all levels for our dear country,” Dr. Fagge said.