ASUU strike: Senate calls for lasting solution

Senator David Mark, has asked the federal and state legislators, especially those in the committess of education, to look for lasting solutions to the ongoing strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.
The Senate president said: “the persistent strike actions by ASUU have had tremendous impact on the quality of our education system. It is becoming necessary for us to initiate a legislative solution to the problem.”
Mark was speaking yesterday at the conference of National Assembly and 36 state houses of assembly committees on the theme “Transforming Nigerian Education Sector” and was represented by Solomon Ganiyu, the minority whip of the Senate.
“The job situation in the country is not what we want it to be,” he added. “The universities have to ensure they pass out marketable graduates that can stand the work environment and add value where required.”
He called on the universities, to re-work their curriculum, so that Nigerian graduates can have necessary skills to be self-employed, while also calling on the private sector to step up too, as the government cannot fund the sector adequately.