With Nigerian universities gearing up to resume, the Federal Government is earnestly appealing to students, lecturers, and parents to refrain from any actions that could disrupt the smooth flow of the upcoming academic session.
The call for restraint was made by the Minister of State for Education, Tanko Sununu, during a courtesy visit by the leadership of the Congress of University Academics in Abuja on Friday.
Minister Sununu stressed the importance of maintaining peace and stability within the university system, emphasizing that such stability is in the best interest of all stakeholders. He highlighted the detrimental effects of strikes and underutilization of educational facilities, which can lead to rapid infrastructural deterioration.
Assuring the public, the Minister pledged that President Bola Tinubu’s administration is committed to preventing strikes and fostering a conducive learning environment. He revealed that the Ministry of Education is actively engaging in constructive dialogues and consultations with various stakeholders. These discussions cover matters related to the welfare of students and staff, as well as the provision of essential infrastructure in tertiary institutions.