The National Parent-Teacher Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN) has written to the Federal government of the willingness of the parents to be paying N10,000 per session to help the government in financing the university system.
Newsonline reports that parents under the NAPTAN said the six months ASUU strike without an end in sight is having more effect on their families and the children’s future.
Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) went on strike on the 14 of February, to protest poor funding of university education.
The body of university lecturers is among other things demanding the Federal government implement the agreement it had with the body.
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Nigerian public officers’ children attend university education either in the United States or the United Kingdom.
This is why the Federal government has been playing with the strike and has kept the children of ordinary Nigerian families at home for six months.
NAPTAN’s Public Relations Officer, Dr. Ademola Ekundayo, disclosed this during an interview on Tuesday.
Ekundayo said parents were at the receiving end of the disagreement between the Federal Government and ASUU.
He said, “We have submitted a letter to the Office of the Education Minister, seeking for audience where we hope to discuss a proposal.
“We are proposing a sum of N10, 000 per parent every session that will be directly paid to the universities. That will be our own contribution apart from other statutory payments in making more funds available to the universities.
“It can be called parent support levy for universities. We are at the receiving end of the industrial action. We plead with the ASUU and Federal Government to immediately resolve their differences.”