Its President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, who was guest on TVC News Breakfast show on Tuesday, also advised government to establish an education bank for proper funding of universities.
He regretted the attitude of government to the university lecturers’ demands, saying that letters notifying government of the strike, which were submitted to the education and labour ministries on Nov. 5, had not been replied.
He accused the political class of strangling primary and secondary education in Nigeria, saying that 24 states had failed to access the Universal Basic Education Commission funds for 2018.
According to him, that has left UBEC with more than N60 billion that states have yet to access.
Ogunyemi observed that the federal government, which had consistently allocated seven percent to education in the last two years, was not sincere in the claim that it was declaring a state of emergency in the education sector.
Other demands included the payment of full salaries by state-owned universities, payment of earned academic allowances, among others.