The Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU on Wednesday called for a bill to regulate how children of public officers enroll in schools outside the shores of Nigeria.
Prof. Kingdom Tombra, Chairman of the University of Niger Delta University Wilberforce Island chapter of the union, made this known at the solidarity protest organised by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Tuesday in Yenagoa.
Recall that the NLC embarked on the nationwide protest in solidarity with the ASUU and other affiliate unions over the lingering industrial action in public universities in Nigeria.
“If this is done, it will build a better society by developing formidable educational institutions and improve funding of the university system in Nigeria.
“This struggle is not against government, but about the working class and against the ruling class and we are very committed to it.
“If the rich and poor go to the same university or institution, I don’t think the strike will occur again.
“If they school here and their children are here, they will show total support for the university system and the tertiary institutions in Nigeria,” he said.