VP Calls For Review Of Autonomy Law For Federal Universities
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has called for a review of the autonomy law of Federal Universities.
Osinbajo said the proposed review, would address the challenges of incessant strike by the various unions within the system, which has led to the loss of 50 months to strikes since 1999.
He made the call in Abuja on Monday at the formal launch of the newly developed Core Curriculum and Minimum Academic Standard for the Nigerian University System.
The Vice President, represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, said the proposed review of the University Autonomy Law should give more powers to the governing councils of the Federal Universities.
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According to Osinbajo, the proposed autonomy should vest the governing council with powers to negotiate on the issues of welfare of staff with the various unions in the Federal University System.
Osinbajo said the issues causing strikes in Federal Universities over the years including funding, autonomy and infrastructures remain the same since the first strike in Federal Universities in 1978.
On funding, Osinbajo said the time was ripe for a honest discussion to end the crisis, adding that Federal Government alone cannot adequately fund the University System.