The Federal Government has been called upon to urgently address the declining standard of education in the country and address the demands of the academic staff union of Universities.
The Rector, Baptist College of Theology Lagos, Professor Emmanuel Oyemomi, who made the call, particularly asked the Federal Government to address the demands of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in view of the debilitating effects the prolonged strike is having on students and access to university education in Nigeria.
He said the call became imperative due to the challenges facing the education sector in Nigeria
Professor Oyemomi ,who noted that the on going ASUU strike is one major area that has consistently involved access to education by students, and saw the need for government to get its acts right and improve the quality of education in the country.
He observed that there should also be a holistic focus on how to address the irregularities in the curriculum of education in Nigeria so as to meet the international best practices.