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In lieu of his recent comments about education, the Association of Ebonyi Indigenes Socio-cultural in Diaspora (AEISCID) has come out to openly berate the state governor, Dave Umahi over a comment which had been attributed to him where he had allegedly quipped that ‘university education is not for everybody and that is the truth’.
Umahi had been quoted to have made the statement while he had been commenting on the six months’ old strike embarked on by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The lecturers in the nation’s public universities had embarked on a massive strike action on February 14, 2022 and have extended the same many times as their demands are yet to be met.
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The President of the group, Paschal Oluchukwu in a statement issued Tuesday said the administration of Umahi has reversed all the gains made in the education sector in the state by the previous administrations.
It said: “It’s justiciable to bring to the fore how the man who is advocating for at least Basic and Secondary education for citizens indeed killed education at those two levels before eventually burying the two State-owned tertiary institutions- Ebonyi State University and the Ebonyi State College of Education, Ikwo.”
The group alleged that the actions of the current administration which has left the education sector in its dimwit shadows were inspired by greed and insatiable lust for money in institutions that his predecessors had carefully and deliberately invested in.
David Umahi who is the governor of Ebonyi State, proposed to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), cease its five-month-long strike on Wednesday.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration was asked by Umahi to divert the conversation in talks with the union leadership.
During a courtesy visit at his office in Abakaliki, the governor informed the board of Trustees of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund (NPTF) of this. He bemoaned Nigeria’s health and education systems as well as the nation’s rising level of insecurity.